As members in good standing of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), we subscribe to the following Standards of Conduct. In fact, even if we were not members of ASAE, we'd still follow this code.
(Please note: Because ASAE's Standards were written for individual executives, we have modified the wording slightly to be more applicable to us as a management company. We have not lessened the ethical content of the code in any way.)
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
AS MEMBERS of the American Society of Association Executives, we pledge ourselves to:
- Maintain the highest standards of personal conduct.
- Promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within the industries we represent and within the profession of association management.
- Maintain loyalty to our association clients, and pursue their objectives in ways that are consistent with the public interest.
- Recognize and discharge our responsibility, and that of our association clients, to uphold all laws and regulations.
- Strive for excellence in all aspects of management of our client associations.
- Use only legal and ethical means in all activities.
- Serve all members of our client associations impartially, providing no special privilege to any individual member, and accepting no personal compensation from any member, except with the knowledge and consent of the client's governing board.
- Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information entrusted to or known by us.
- Refuse to engage in or countenance activities for personal gain at the expense of our association clients or their industry or profession.
- Always communicate association client internal and external statements in a truthful and accurate manner.
- Cooperate in every reasonable and proper way with others in the advancement of the profession of association management.
- Use every opportunity to improve public understanding of the role of associations and the profession of association management.
THESE STANDARDS OF CONDUCT for members of the American Society of Association Executives have been adopted to promote and maintain the highest standards of association service and personal conduct among its members. Adherence to these standards is required for membership in the Society, and serves to assure public confidence in the integrity and service of Association Executives.