Code of Conduct

BAORD is committed to the common good, accountability to the public, responsible stewardship of resources, and the highest ethical standards. This Code of Conduct does not cover every issue that may arise, but sets out basic principles to guide employees advisors and board of directors. Our values ​​are supported by the policies and procedures that employees and the board follow

Personal and professional integrity

All employees and members of the Board of Directors will act with honesty, integrity and openness in working towards the mission of the organization. The organization promotes a work environment Values ​​respect, fairness, dignity and integrity

The organization has a clear mission and purpose, approved by the Board of Directors. All of its software supports this mission and it is expected that everyone who works or On behalf of this mission and its purpose


  • Respect for inherent dignity and individual autonomy including the freedom to make individual choices and independence
  • non-discrimination
  • full and effective participation and inclusion in society
  • Respect difference and accept persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Accessibility
  • Equality between men and women
  • Respect the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identity
  • Belief in the abilities of people with disabilities
  • We also encourage and promote respect for these additional principles

  • Learning and Change: Taking an open approach to the work we do to advance the rights of persons with disabilities. This requires learning from our actions responding to needs as well as successes, changing course where appropriate
  • Partnerships: Encourage the pursuit of a variety of partnerships as part of a strategy to increase capacity and advance rights
  • Accountability: the obligation to take responsibility for one's actions, especially when in a position of authority
  • A Culture of Rights: Promoting Rights-Based Policies and Programs
  • Sustainability: Recognizing the need for community-led processes that can be sustained over the long term in an environmentally friendly manner
  • Celebrate: Remember the importance of sharing positive experiences, reflecting on achievements, and celebrating the diversity around us


The organization has an active Board of Directors responsible for defining the mission, strategic direction, and managing the oversight of finances and operations and policies. The Board will take reasonable steps to

  • Ensure that its members have the necessary skills and experience to carry out their duties and fulfill their duties of governance working for the benefit of The organization and its purpose
  • have a conflict of interest policy that ensures that any conflict of interest is avoided, arising or appropriately managed through disclosure or Rejection or other means
  • Ensure that the CEO and the right staff provide the Board with comprehensive and timely information so that the Board of Directors can management from performing its duties effectively
  • Ensuring that the organization conducts all transactions and deals with integrity and honesty
  • Ensure that the organization strengthens working relationships with donors, board members, staff, consultants, volunteers and donors based on mutual respect, fairness and openness
  • Ensuring that the organization is fair and comprehensive in its policies, hiring and promotion practices for all Board positions, staff and advisors and volunteers
  • Make sure your organization's policies are written, clearly defined, and officially approved
  • Ensure that the organization's resources are managed responsibly and wisely
  • Ensure that the organization has the ability to implement its programs effectively

Iraqi and International Charity

The following seven principles (approved by the Board of Directors of the organization / Iraq Center, the principles of accountability for local charitable work and international) to direct the organization's local charitable work

  • Integrity. Engage in international philanthropy in a manner consistent with our mission, values, vision, core competencies and honesty
  • understand. Take the time to research and understand the political, economic, social, cultural and technological context in which our charitable work will take place local
  • respect. Avoid cultural arrogance by respecting cultural differences and human diversity. Learn about knowledge, experience and achievements local. Be humble about what we know, what we can accomplish with the resources we have, and what we have not yet learned. When visiting the beneficiaries Internationals and partners, we will always keep in mind that we are guests in someone else's country
  • Response. Listen carefully to donors and international partners in order to understand their needs and realities and respond appropriately
  • Justice. Be rational and flexible in what we request from our donors and partners, making sure that our demands are commensurate with the level, purpose and nature of our support
  • Cooperation and cooperation. Realizing that international work requires a high level of cooperation and collaboration between the funders themselves and with a variety of Actors, including organizations of persons with disabilities, NGOs, corporations, governments, and organizations multilateral. We strive to work collaboratively to maximize resources, build synergies, foster creativity, and increase learning and impact
  • Efficiency. Assess whether our local philanthropy is effective by engaging in a mutual learning process with our peers and donors and partners. Show how our local philanthropy contributes to our organization's mission
  • Advancement of the common good. Plan to achieve sustainability and commit to staying long enough to be effective


When raising funds, the organization is honest in its articles of solicitation. The organization respects the privacy concerns of donors, and spends money on Consistent with donor intent, and disclose important and relevant information to potential donors. When collecting money from the public, respect Donor Rights Organization

  • Be aware of the organization's mission, how resources are used and their ability to use donations effectively for their intended purposes
  • Be aware of the identity of those serving on the organization's board of directors, and expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in His supervisory responsibilities
  • Get the latest audited financial report of the institution
  • To be sure, their talents will be used for the purposes for which they were given
  • Getting proper recognition and appreciation
  • Ensure that information about their donations is treated with respect and confidentiality to the extent required by law
  • Expect professional conduct and respect from the organization's employees
  • Be aware of whether those seeking donations are volunteers, organization staff, or designated attorneys
  • To allow for their names to be removed from the mailing lists that the organization may intend to share
  • To remain anonymous
  • Feel free to ask questions when making a donation and receive fast, honest and candid answers
  • Work on the Grants Committee (for institutional donors only)