I will never do for others what they have the capacity to do for themselves.
I will limit one-way giving to crises and seek always to find ways for legitimate exchange.
I will seek ways to empower by hiring, lending, and investing and offer gifts as incentives to celebrate achievements.
I will put the interests of those experiencing poverty above my own even when it means setting aside my own agenda or the agenda of my organization.
I will listen carefully, even to not what is being said knowing that unspoken feelings may contain essential clues to healthy engagement.