Anti-corruption and Anti-bribery Policy

It is Nonprofit Builder's policy to conduct all of its business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and is committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships. It is our goal to avoid acts which might reflect adversely upon the integrity and reputation of our company. We are committed to upholding all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption ineach of the jurisdictions in which we operate.


The main risk we have, in terms of possible corruption and bribery, comes from our role as intermediary, contracting consultants and consulting firms on behalf of the foundations and grantees who are our clients, and who invest their trust in us. We recognise that are in a position to recommend this or that consultant, and therefore theoretically in a position to betray this trust by accepting a bribe in exchange for giving a business advantage to that consultant.


This bribe may not necessarily come as a cash or material gift, but simply as a referral or recommendation to a new client, or even as a promise to do so. For example, a consultant may introduce us to some of their clients in exchange for some business with us, which they would not have gotten otherwise. We see this type of exchange as a more subtle form of corruption, but corruption nevertheless. 


For this reason, it is prohibited for Nonprofit Builder, or its directors, officers, employees, consultants or contractors to:

  • Give, promise to give, or offer, a payment, gift or hospitality to a third party or otherwise
  • Engage in or permit a bribery offence to occur, with the expectation or hope that an advantage in business will be received, or to reward a business advantage already given.
  • Give, promise to give, or offer, a payment, gift or hospitality to a third party to "facilitate" or expedite a routine procedure.
  • Accept a payment, gift or hospitality referral or introduction from a third party if known or suspected that it is offered or provided with an expectation that a business advantage will be provided by the company in return.
  • Threaten or retaliate against another employee or worker who has refused to commit a bribery offence or who has raised concerns under this policy.
  • Engage in any activity that might lead to a breach of this policy.


Also, we do not accept any formal payments or fees from consultants to be listed in our directory, or for doing business with us. We want to be at full liberty to make business decisions based solely on the performance and competitiveness of the consultant.


Additionally, is our policy to avoid all cash payments, or payments made without a paper trail or without compliance with normal internal controls.


This policy does not prohibit normal and appropriate hospitality to or from third parties, as long as they are of a value that is less than 50 CHF.

Last updated: 24 September 2021