Ethical Practice Commitments

KEES will:

  • Serve our clients loyally and focus on their best interests throughout the scope of service.
  • Protect confidential or privileged information shared with us by clients and ensure the highest degree of security is used when transmitting client information.
  • Be honest and accurate about our own limitations, and not make exaggerated claims of past achievement or guarantee results for clients.
  • Commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion and treat all people with respect and dignity.
  • Price our services fairly, based on the level and extent of professional services provided, and never for a contingent fee, commission, or percentage of charitable income raised.
  • Represent accurately to our client the assignment of the service team.
  • Disclose any personal or professional relationships with any client or prospect, including third party interests, strategic partner relationships, or leadership positions where it may be influential to the hiring of the firm.
  • Strive to inspire our clients through our own sense of dedication and high purpose, with a goal of bringing credit to their organization.
  • Ensure comprehensive Due Diligence, including background checks and reference checks of candidates prior to final hire clients.
  • Accept as clients only those causes and organizations that we feel we can best serve, believing that it is in the best interest of both parties.
  • Ensure communication between members and clients or members and candidates is objective and accurate.
  • Affirm through personal giving and/or volunteering our commitment to philanthropy and its role in society.

Additionally, KEES will adhere to the Code of Ethics outlined by the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants, the Giving Institute, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Established in 2013; Reaffirmed in January 2024