Ethics, Values and Principles Adopted by FSD Organisation
• FSD is organized and operated as a not-for-profit organization. Any surplus that is generated through its operations is to be utilized solely to help the organization for fulfilling its mission. The organization is not to be operated for the primary purpose of carrying on a trade or business, unrelated to its objectives.
• FSD organization is responsible and accountable for its service executing towards reaching sustainable progress in the society, creating peace, ensuring justice and balancing individual and public concerns at all level by adopting democratic principles.
• FSD is consciousness and seriousness that all donations and funding are public money, therefore it should be used for fulfilling the aims and objectives of organization which is towards public purposes and gain public trust.
• FSD is willing to work beyond borders of politics, religion, caste, language, culture, race and ethnicity, within the limits of the organizing documents and with organizations and individuals that share common values and objectives.
• FSD is recognizing that all people are born free and equal in dignity; therefore it respects fundamental human rights of everyone and promotes integrity and unity within the society.
• FSD is aiming to uphold transparent in all of its dealings and functions with the government, the public, donors, partners, beneficiaries, and other interested parties for increased transparency and accountability in development field.
• FSD is adopting values of basic financial information, governance structure, activities, and listing of officers and partnerships shall be open and accessible to public scrutiny and the FSD is to make effort to inform the public about its work and the origin and use of its resources.
• FSD is accountable for its actions and decisions, not only to its funding agencies and the government and but also to the community to whom it serves, and to the beneficiaries of the project, its staff and members, partner organizations, network members and the public at large with professional response.
• FSD is meeting all of the legal obligations in the country and following laws and rules of incorporation, accepting income tax rules, adopting fundraising legislation, equal employment opportunity principles, health and safety standards, staff welfare, privacy rules, and copyright legislation, and so forth.
• FSD is fulfilling its obligations according to the laws on which it is organized and functioning. FSD is very strongly opposing to, and never be a willing partner to, corruption, bribery, terrorism, anti-national elements, extremism and other improprieties or illegalities.
• FSD is maintaining independence and not be rigidly aligned or affiliated with any political party, although it may share a common political or legislative cause within the limit of its objectives and legal structure on line with its vision & mission.
• FSD is exploring possibilities and creating equal opportunities for the development of weaker sections by adopting people-cantered approach with non-judgmental attitude. It is building community ability for promoting leadership quality through strengthening of cross learning and sharing of best solutions.
• FSD is a constantly learning organization and standardizing its financial review systems for promoting public transparency and accountability with participatory review and reflections.
• In order to achieve objectives of FSD, the organization is having meaningful contributions from the volunteers, donors, members and it includes both the target group and supporters. Each member of the board of directors / trustees are fully understanding and supporting to the mission of FSD organization to accomplish its specified objectives.
• The mission of the FSD shall be reviewed periodically to determine if it is still relevant. Among issues to evaluate: (a) whether the mission has been fulfilled, either by the organization or another entity, and thus whether there is a need for the organization as currently constituted to continue to exist; (b) whether the mission should be revised to reflect societal changes; or (c) whether there is a desire for the FSD to address new needs that might require a new mission.
• The activities of the FSD organization is critically examined periodically to determine their relevancy to the mission, their efficiency and effectiveness, the value of continuing the programs or revising them, and the need for new projects. Among subjects to evaluate: (1) whether the activities are consistent with the current mission of the organization or whether they need to be revised or discontinued in light of changes in the mission; (2) the efficiency and effectiveness of the projects in achieving the objectives; (3) the outcomes and impacts of the project on the society; (4) the need for fund raising and development of new plans/proposals.
• It is reasonability of the governing board to approve the annual plan and budget and actively participate in the fundraising process. In approving the annual budget of activities, the governing body is to ascertain the percentage of the resources spent on administration and fundraising, versus program expenses, and strive for a goal of at least 65% of revenue being used for programs, and ideally greater than 80% of its budget.
• The governing body shall manage the resources effectively, and provide oversight regarding rules and legal requirements.
• It is duty of the FSD to exhibit genuine public accountability and transparency, and should be honest in the information that it makes available to the public on its finance and programs.