Integrity and Ethics – Operating at the very highest levels of administrative, operational, legal and ethical conduct while nurturing a culture of purposeful governance to oversee this conduct;
Financial Responsibility – Being an excellent steward of community resources by maximizing the percentage of annual revenues spent on programs while minimizing expenses spent on administrative costs;
Honesty and Transparency – Having all activities conducted in an honest and open manner;
Quality – Having all programs, services, resources, operational processes and human resources strive for the highest standards of excellence;
Results-Oriented – Producing the best positive results as determined by program evaluations for those we serve and for those who donate funds;
Sustainability and Comprehensiveness – Developing all organizational programming using long-term strategic planning together with long-term maintenance, while taking into account environmental, economic and social dimensions to ensure that program benefits are maximized;
Impartiality – Making no discrimination as to nationality, race, age, gender, religious beliefs, class or political opinions;
Voluntary Service and Independence – Ensuring that all members of the Board of Directors, organization staff and volunteers maintain the Mission of the nonprofit organization by avoiding conflicts of interest, external influences or personal issues.