Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
Note that when working with partners, you need to make sure that you find partners who share similar goals to you, so that you can develop a shared plan that meets the goals of both you and the partner.
Some partner needs will be different from yours, however. When evaluating the needs of the partner, its important to:
- Avoid running events that may create a financial conflict of interest for participants, as this is strictly prohibited by the Wikimedia Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Avoid events that might be seen as promotional of the organization or partner helping host the event. Though promoting public knowledge and research relevant to an organization might be the main goal of the event, avoid promoting just one point of view at the event.
If you are concerned that the event might create conflicts of interest, consider reviewing the section in the Plain and Simple Conflict of Interest Guide on types of conflict of interest