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NASE Governance

The NASE has staff in Irving, Texas and Washington, D.C. working day-in and day-out for micro-business owners. Our efforts are headed up by a dedicated board of directors, all with small-business experience. The board sets all policy and determines the direction of the association.

Information on Governance

The National Association for the Self-Employed, Inc. (NASE) is a Texas nonprofit corporation. Texas law governs its internal affairs. The NASE discloses information and documents that are required to be made available to the public by applicable law in the manner set out by such law.

The management of the affairs of the corporation is vested in the board of directors. The board believes that the day-to-day work of the NASE is best handled by management. The board recognizes that a director’s duties are to act in good faith, with ordinary care, and in a manner the director reasonably believes to be in the best interest of the corporation.

The board recognizes that its duty of loyalty to the corporation requires directors to be sensitive to areas of potential conflict of interest. When a potential contract or transaction arises with an entity in which a director has a managerial position, financial interest or membership interest, then the director shall disclose to the board the material facts of the conflict and abstain from voting on the issue. If the remaining directors determine that the contract or transaction is fair, reasonable and in the best interest of the NASE it may be authorized by those remaining directors.

The board is committed to an ethical business environment and adopts the following code of ethics and conduct.

Each member of the board of directors shall:
  • Act with honesty and integrity.
  • Exercise loyalty to the NASE, acting in the best interests of the organization and disclosing any conflicts of interest.
  • Adhere to high standards of performance, in particular regarding meeting attendance, preparedness, objectivity, and candor.
  • Comply with all applicable international, federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all proprietary and competitively sensitive or valuable information of the NASE.
  • Respect the principles of free competition as embodied in the antitrust laws.
  • Behave in a manner that does not damage or undermine the reputation of the NASE.
  • Refrain from any statement, promotion, or advertisement that is deceptive or fraudulent, and from the use of implication or half-truths that could falsely represent a product, service or competitor.
  • Speak or act for or on behalf of the NASE only as authorized by the Board of Directors.
  • Lead by example in serving the needs of the NASE and its members, and in representing the interests and ideals of the industry generally.

It is difficult to cover all issues that may occur in a brief document. This document is not intended to create or change any legal duties.

Adopted by the board this 27th day of August, 2010.

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