Our Relational Covenant
As a community, whether online or in-person, we commit to upholding the following values:
We will see each other through the eyes of Jesus. There are no VIPs in the Kingdom of God. Everyone here are daughters and sons of the King, made in His image, and will be treated with such respect. We will be coaches not competitors.
In this community, we commit to encouraging, mentoring, speaking loving truth when needed, and collaborating with one another. This is not a platform for competition.
We will be champions for each other
We will lift one another up by sharing the good skills and qualities of our sisters in the spaces where they are not, for their own professional advancement.
We will be graceful towards one another
Misunderstandings happen when you can’t see someone's face or hear someone’s voice. We will assume the best of each other and extend grace towards one another in all our online communication.
We will take opportunities for teachable moments
Not everyone in The Alliance is an expert in your culture or shares your views. When you hear something said or read something written that might be insensitive to other cultures or people groups, use that as a gentle moment to connect with the author/speaker one-to-one and share that lesson – always with love and kindness.
The Alliance platform guidelines
Our online platform, forums, discussion boards, and social media, are meant to be safe spaces for women and men to connect, learn, encourage, share opportunities, and collaborate together.
To ensure our learning platform is a safe and productive space, please be aware of our community rules:
No fundraising requests or sales pitches
Everyone in the Alliance works for nonprofits that are in constant need of resources. Please don’t use the space for personal fundraising requests.
For consultants, businesses, and contractors, the Alliance platform is not a place to solicit customers. You are allowed to share your work and services, but members that repeatedly try to sell their services on the platform will be removed. We have sponsorship options available if you would like to feature your organization and/or its work. Inquire at [email protected]ance.org
What’s on the platform, stays on the platform
Resources, contacts, posts and communication shared on the Alliance platform are to stay on the Alliance platform. Please do not use or disseminate members’ views, contact details or other content posted with people outside the Alliance unless permission is granted by that person first.
Sharing public posts on social media from the Alliance or other members’ feeds to your personal contacts and feeds is permitted.
Agree to disagree
The Alliance is made up of a diverse group of women and men who come from different cultures, nationalities, backgrounds, races, denominations, and may hold different theological beliefs. Our learning platform is to be a safe space for all to come together despite our differences around shared goals and beliefs.
Therefore, the Alliance platform is not a place for theological or political debate, fake news or gossip, and such will not be tolerated. Those who continue to post such content will be removed by administrators.
Zero tolerance for bullying and harassment
We hold zero tolerance for any speech that is hateful, defamatory, antagonistic, racist or misogynist. Any member who writes and/or engages with such speech will be removed from the Alliance platform immediately.
No spam is allowed
No member is permitted to solicit money, goods, or services – with the exception of job postings – through the platform. The Alliance will never post anything that resembles spam, nor ask for money that is not directly related to supporting and expanding the Alliance’s mission.
The platform company uses high level security standards to prevent hacking and spam, however, if you are ever contacted requesting money, please do not give out any financial information to anyone on behalf of The Alliance. We will alert you on the platform for those times when we conduct fundraising and advocacy campaigns and communication will come by way of the email address @the-christianalliance.org. If you see a suspected scam - alert us at [email protected]
Must be affiliated with global development or an advocate for the mission
The Alliance platform is a space for women and men who work in global development and/or serve with an NGO, INGO, NPO, FBO to learn from one another.
If you do not work or are affiliated directly with global development, then you affirm you are committed to advocating for our common causes, including: 1) the advancement of women in global development, 2) the betterment of women and girls affected by poverty, 3) the empowerment of women of color and women from the Global South, and 4) the improvement of organizational cultures.
Let’s reflect the type of community that would honor the God we love and serve! Thank you!
We protect your information in a variety of ways, as described below:
We use industry standard safeguards to protect your information and credit card payments, including Internet security protocols (SSL), encryption, access controls, network firewalls, and physical security. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other appropriate security protocol measures.
We will not rent, sell, share, exchange or trade personally identifiable information with any other entity, except as described below. THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT has vendors that assist with processing and managing payments and member data. We give these vendors limited access to data. Our vendors are bound by strict confidentiality rules.
The Data We Collect
Our website provides convenient ways for you to access our programs and learn about important opportunities and events. We collect information about our online visitors both directly from our visitors and indirectly from other companies that provide data to us. We use this information to communicate with our members and process their transactions. We do not rent, sell, exchange, share or trade it to other organizations.
When you use our website to make a financial transaction, register for an event, sign up to volunteer, or apply for a job, we may ask you for your name, address, phone number(s), and other information relevant to the transaction. We will ask for standard credit card information when you make a financial donation or make a purchase.
The website is not intended for persons under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information online from persons in this age group. We reserve the right to delete any information identified as having been provided by such persons at our discretion. We also collect non-personal information about our online visitors using “cookies”, pixels and other technologies that operate automatically when you visit our website. The information helps us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our online visitors are going, and how long they spend there. If you do not want us to collect information using cookies, you can disable this function in your browser.
How We Secure Data
We use a variety of security measures to protect your data, both internally and externally through third party vendors. We and our vendors maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to and improper use of personally identifiable information.
We protect the security of credit card transactions using a number of measures such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls, and physical security. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other appropriate security measures.No website or electronic data can ever be completely secure, but we are always working to maintain up-to-date and appropriate security mechanisms.
How We Use Your Information
On occasion, we may share your information with our vendors and other partners that help us with our activities and programs. For example, we share information with vendors that help us fulfill orders, manage data, and process transactions and credit card payments. We also disclose information as required by law.
Links to Third-Party Websites
This website contains links to other websites that are owned and operated by other/third-party web services. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of other sites not owned by THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our website and read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable data.
We Care About Doing it Right
We are committed to accuracy and precision in processing your information. We have procedures to check for errors, and our systems are periodically audited to make sure we process your information securely and accurately. In addition, we may use and disclose personal information collected through the website as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (i) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (ii) to comply with legal process; (iii) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (iv) to enforce our terms and conditions; (v) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (vi) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (vii) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
Our computer systems are based in the United States, and your information will be processed by us in the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations are different from other parts of the world. By using this site, you agree to this Policy and understand and agree to the transfer of all such information to the United States.
If you are within the European Union, you have the following rights:
You have the right to request access to your personal data, and the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you.
You have the right to obtain from THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT the erasure or the restriction of processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, including when the data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed, except when THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT is required by law to maintain or otherwise process your personal data, for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another person.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of an alleged infringement of the applicable data protection law. However, we encourage you to contact us first and we will try to resolve your concerns.