Conflict of Interest Policy (Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation)

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is committed to the integrity and fairness of all of its grantmaking and other business activities. In addition to performing their respective duties with the Foundation, the Foundation’s officers, trustees and staff are encouraged to participate in their communities and extend their talents and services beyond the reaches of the Foundation’s particular activities. Affiliates may be involved in organizations, causes and other endeavors which overlap with the Foundation’s affairs. As a result, from time to time, potential conflicts of interest or the appearance of such conflicts of interest will inevitably arise, and it shall be the policy of this Foundation to deal with such conflicts in an open and appropriate manner to ensure that the Foundation operates with the highest integrity and in a manner fair to all parties concerned.

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Self-Dealing and Conflicts of Interest

This Content Collection defines conflict of interest and self-dealing in family philanthropy, and highlights the most common problem areas, including: excessive compensation, tickets to fundraising events, and overlapping board members.

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