Conflict of Interest, other conflict and confidentiality policy
CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICIES
The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (JCF) expects its Board members to disclose immediately on discovery, and to resolve subsequently with JCF, any actual or possible conflicts of interest arising from activities in which they are engaged.
The JCF expects its staff and Board to respect the confidentiality of the donors to the JCF.
Where the JCF is presenting to donors or prospective donors gift-plans involving tax or financial issues, the JCF should state that the donor should receive independent financial or tax consultations re the plans.
The JCF encourages Board members to use their skills and expertise in support of the JCF. This may lead to conflicts of interest. An example would be where a financial services board member discusses a plan with a prospective donor on behalf of the JCF, and the mechanics of the plan involves the acquisition of a financial instrument whereby the board member profits. Another conflict may arise if the Board member accepts employment or a lay position with another organization, which can benefit from confidential information gleaned from the JCF.
The onus is on the Board member to disclose all actual and potential conflicts of interest in writing, to the President of the JCF.
If Conflict of interest is identified following disclosure, the member in consultation with the President should try to resolve the conflict. Should the conflict of interest be of an ongoing nature the member may be asked to resign from the Board of Directors.
The same procedure shall be utilized to resolve other internal conflicts, whether a conflict of interest or not.
CONFIDENTIALITY- DONOR LISTS
The JCF will not sell or disseminate lists of JCF donors to any other organization whether for- profit or not-for-profit.