A foreword by founder, Rochelle Indo
As of March 24th 2019 People In Charge of Change, aka P.I.C.C., Inc. entered its fourth year. Three years zoomed by as we became excited by the growth of this community. We’ve had fun learning, sharing, growing, educating, inspiring, and encouraging one another. We have grown as a true extended family and have learned from our successes as well as our mistakes. This is how it is supposed to be in every family. When we excel and succeed, we rejoice with one another. When we falter or fail, we encourage and support one another. These attributes make us stronger as a true faith family.
P.I.C.C. has been blessed with the right combination of personalities and talented people of whom provide content that has been palatable for readers and viewers of a broad social and faith background. It is our wish to continue, going forward, to bring in more talented, skilled, and like-minded people who share our vision. And just what is that vision? To be A Beacon of Hope to Inspire, Encourage, Inform, and Engage people across this nation in doing acts of kindness.
Just to reflect a little; in January 2017 I felt the pulse and heart of our Creator to use this platform, blog-o-sphere, to do my best to bring about unity of ALL people no matter the background; including but not limited to race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. Understanding that our Creator is not riding on the back of a donkey or an elephant, it would be futile in our efforts to bring people together by representing a political side. But I digress…
As we grow in this regard, it is pertinent upon us to set a simple Code of Ethics by which we can all observe and abide by to build a great team, achieve our goals, set examples, and strengthen our resolve. However, beyond this, we are all accountable to Him who has given us the Great Commission to reach others. I, being founder and having been given the vision, am to be a responsible overseer.
As founder, my vision for P.I.C.C., Inc. is that it will thrive well beyond my tenure. Its foundation will be solid and the baton can be passed to a new set of eyes, bringing out new ideas, and with the courage to go forth into uncharted territory to bring people together. Remember, We are the People In Charge of Change.
CODE OF ETHICS FOR P.I.C.C., Inc. (aka PICC) COLUMNISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
Integrity: Our work can sometimes define us to the public.
People with integrity live by fairness, even when fairness puts them at a disadvantage or causes them significant difficulty. They fight fair even when those around them do not.
People of integrity consider their word their bond, allowing their “yes” to mean “yes” and their “no” to mean “no.”
People of integrity are authentic and transparent; they act the same, no matter who is present. Their lives are “what you see is what you get.”
People of integrity are straightforward in their conduct. They don’t hide what they’re doing, and they don’t say one thing and do another. They are people “in whose spirit is no deceit” (Psalm 32:2 NIV). People with integrity explain the facts in an even-handed way, not in a way that makes them look better than the other person. They are respectful, helpful and gracious to everyone and anyone.
People of integrity go the extra mile with a smile. They do more than is required of them.
People of integrity are not afraid to ask for help. They’re not afraid to let God be their strength. They’re able to handle tough situations, knowing God is at work in them.
People of integrity focus on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable,” anything at all that is excellent or praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8 NIV).
Accountability: Taking responsibility for your actions, this means being honest when things go wrong while working toward resolutions and staying professional at the same time.
Teamwork: Each Columnist/Contributor has a distinct role to play as they work to be A Beacon of Hope to Inspire, Encourage, Inform, and Engage using this venue. While the articles they submit does not interrelate nor are they inter-dependent on others contributing, it is incumbent that a contributor is aware of the reputation of P.I.C.C., Inc. and that everyone who is a part of the team helps to make her a success. This being the reason designated Editors are available to review drafts or productions prior to launching. This provides a ‘covering’ necessary to make certain the team operates within the guidelines and the boundaries given for the success of our mission and objective.
Behavior: Following Teamwork, comes behavior towards others who are part of P.I.C.C. The veteran members are to set examples for others to follow (some of whom may want to become a part of the P.I.C.C. team) by showing respect in public and in private. While each has a different perspective on issues they might address in an article, it is with utmost respect that strong disagreements are not published on social media or any other outlet that may use it to create further division among us. As responsible people debate in private unless both agree to have an open, healthy discussion for others to comment. Just remember in both cases it is alright to disagree, agreeably.
Commitment: Columnists and Contributors are of no obligation to do more or less within a given time to remain as such. However, at any time one feels as though the pressures of personal life does not permit them to contribute for a while, or to continue at all, make it known to the administrator. Otherwise, individual contributors may work at their own pace and submit content whenever inspired to do so.
In addition to this Code of Ethics (Lite), we’ve attached a more comprehensive version of Code of Ethics published by WordPress Information Philosophy – mor10.com. This is good information for all aspiring, bloggers, columnists or contributors to review and have as a guide. Please understand this information does not necessarily reflect the views or the objectives of P.I.C.C., Inc. However, it is just good information for personal endeavors. https://mor10.com/code-of-ethics-for-bloggers-social-media-and-content-creators/
PI.C.C., Inc. is registered as a nonprofit Faith-Based Public charity organization with the State of Georgia. We are seeking a Federal nonprofit status to include 501c3 so that more outreach can be done and its members might have the means to be flexible and do more acts of kindness. Drafting the tenets of our mission will take time and effort. We want to be able to send members on missions, whether it is to D.C. or other events that may prove helpful to our constituents and to our cause. We covet your prayers as we take a step of faith during this phase of our growth. We ask that columnists and contributors in the blog-o-sphere platform adhere to P.I.C.C., Inc. Code of Ethics, respectively.
For any information on how to become a columnist or a contributor with videos, poems, etc. contact Rochelle Indo at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
“People Who Walk With Integrity Walk Securely.” People Who Walk With Integrity Walk
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“Code of Ethics for Bloggers, Social Media and Content Creators.” Mor10.com. N.p., n.d. Web.
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