Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as members of the Goodspire community pledge to making participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, technical preferences, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.


Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language.
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences.
  • Gracefully accepting constructive feedback.
  • Focusing on what is best for the community.
  • Showing empathy and kindness towards other community members.


Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances, including when simulated online.
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks.
  • Public or private harassment, deliberate intimidation, or threats.
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission. This includes any sort of “outing” of any aspect of someone’s identity without their consent.
  • Publishing screenshots or quotes, without all quoted users’ explicit consent.
  • Publishing of non-harassing private communication.
  • Any attempt to present “reverse-ism” versions of the above as violations. Examples of reverse-isms are “reverse racism”, “reverse sexism”, “heterophobia”, and “cisphobia”.
  • Unsolicited explanations under the assumption that someone doesn’t already know it. Ask before you teach! Don’t assume what people’s knowledge gaps are.
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional or community setting.


Respectful and professional discourse

At all times you will engage in conversations that are respectful of other Goodspire members — and third parties — and professional in tone. We are professionals pursing professional goals. Respect and professionalism includes civil conversation, allowing others opinions, and avoiding personal disparaging comments, and contributing usefully to the community.


Encourage participation

Be biased toward conversation and participation. Be comfortable asking questions and providing answers.


Appropriate, minimal personal/business promotion

It’s fine to let others in the community know about professional events, positions, and other developments that are highly relevant to the Social Enterprise and Non-Profit community. It’s also cool to share and celebrate accomplishments and support for community members in their achievement of some milestone, life-event, or other leveling-up. (It’s also OK to professionally rally the community in support of community members.) It is not fine to spam channels with multiple announcements, multiple times each week.


Acceptance the organizers can update the conduct code

This policy is a “living” document, and subject to refinement and expansion in the future.


Respect for diversity

The Goodspire Slack is a place for everybody regardless of race, religion, gender, identity, sexual orientation, technical ability, or employment situation.


Getting help

If you are experiencing technical problems or non technical problems (like harassment) contact Us (@goodspire) or another moderator.

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