Conflicts of interest can arise in any organization. Drafting a conflict of interest policy is a best practice for historical organizations, especially those with collections.

The Chester County Historical Society’s policy provides a thorough model for organizations updating or writing a new policy.

This document provides an overview of who the policy applies to within the organization, what is considered a conflict, and how to address the situation if a conflict arises. Also included is a two-page disclosure statement for staff and board members to sign to affirm their adherence to the policy.

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