Conflict of Interest Policy
The Officers, directors, and employees of a running club owe a duty of loyalty to the organization they serve, which requires that in serving their organization they act, not in their personal interests or in the interests of others, but rather solely in the interests of the organization.
Officers, Directors, and employees must have undivided allegiance to an organizations mission and may not use their positions, information they have about the organization, or property of the organization, in a manner that allows them to secure a financial benefit for themselves or their relatives. To this effect, all nonprofit running clubs are encouraged to adopt a Conflict of Interest policy with an accompanying disclosure requirement. All Board of Directors should then ensure they are conducting their operations to limit and prevent self-dealing and personal gain from association with the club by board members. The RRCA Board of Directors has adopted a Conflict of Interest Policy - 2017 and disclosure statement that members are encouraged to use as a template to adopt their own policy.
All members utilizing the nonprofit status through the RRCA's group exemption MUST adopt a conflict of interest policy and submit a copy to the RRCA.