Code of Conduct

Published: October 12, 2022
Updated: October 12, 2022

To keep things safe, inclusive, and fun, we have clear expectations for all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff during virtual and in-person events hosted and supported by We will not tolerate harassment of or by participants, partners, and community members in any in-person or virtual events. People asked to stop any of these, or other harassing behaviors are expected to stop immediately. is governed by this code of conduct 

Our platform connects funding, resources, tools, and data science expertise with social impact organizations to harness the power of data for the social sector. Rooted in’s Guiding Principles, we aim to create an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible environment for our community. This means:  

  • We are conscious of the power dynamics which exist within our community.  
  • We strive to actively recognize these dynamics and minimize their harmful effects. This code of conduct is a living document that will evolve based on feedback from our partners and community.  
  • We will not always get it right. and we encourage members of the community to reach out and let us know in cases where we miss the mark.  
  • We are committed to learning from one another and growing together.  

Who does this policy cover?  

All staff, partners, speakers, attendees, sponsors, and vendors are protected by and expected to follow this policy. 

What is considered harassment? 

We consider harassment to be unacceptable behavior toward others, including: 

  • Offensive verbal, written, or other comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion 
  • Sexual images shared in any manner 
  • Personal attacks, including derogatory comments, insulting, ignoring, shaming, or belittling others 
  • Deliberate intimidation 
  • Sustained disruption of events, both in-person and virtual 
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome sexual attention 
  • Publishing others’ private information without their express permission  
  • Microaggressions or any other commonplace daily verbal, behavioral or environmental slights, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups 
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting 

What should I do if I’m being harassed? 

Inform a staff person immediately. If you are attending a event in person, please find a staff member who can request an urgent, private conversation with our Chief of Staff accountable for this policy. Otherwise, the fastest way to contact us is by emailing 

Investigation Procedures 

We take every report seriously. Every report of perceived harassment will be fully investigated, and corrective action will be taken where appropriate. All complaints will be kept confidential to the extent possible, but confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. 

If the situation isn’t resolved at the time, or if you need additional assistance, please contact us