Personal accounts

All employees, volunteers and other Winrock workers are invited (but not required) to share their expertise and passion for their Winrock work on their personal social media. If you participate in social media however, even under an alias, do not give the impression that you are speaking on behalf of Winrock unless you have express permission. 

You should not create personal social media accounts using Winrock e mail or which use Winrock’s information systems. You have no reasonable expectation of privacy when using Winrock systems.

Official Winrock Sites

Any social media account, blog, or website created on behalf of Winrock or any Winrock project must secure prior assistance and approval from the Head of Communications. For posting on these sites, Winrock employees may submit social media content such as text, photos, captions, videos and links via this form for consideration; if approved, the content will be posted by the Communications team on Winrock social media accounts.

Keep It Civil and Appropriate

You are prohibited from using social media (personal or Winrock social media accounts) to post or display comments about Winrock, its work and its workforce that:

Be aware of any security or competitive risks associated with use of social media.  If in doubt, do not share your location or any information that could be used to determine your location.  If you are traveling for business development, avoid disclosing information that might alert competitors of new business efforts. Do not post any information that could be used to identify or locate vulnerable individuals or groups that could be at-risk of retaliation, exploitation or abuse.

If you believe a false statement about Winrock has been posted, do not post or share non-public information, even if your intent is to “set the record straight.” Your posting might be misinterpreted, start false rumors, or be inaccurate or misleading. Contact the Head of Communications, your Project Lead for Communications, Chief of Party, or

Review by Winrock

This Code of Conduct, including the Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy, apply to employee behavior within social media and in public online spaces.  Winrock may review and address inappropriate postings on personal social media that relate to Winrock or other staff.

No Political Statements as Winrock

You may not post, on behalf of Winrock, political statements or speak out in favor of (or against) candidates running for office (see the Anti-Electioneering Policy). If from your post on social media it is clear you are an employee of Winrock, or if you mention Winrock  and you express a political opinion or electioneer , the post must specifically note that the opinion expressed is your personal opinion and not Winrock’s position.  This is necessary to preserve Winrock’s goodwill in the marketplace, as well as to preserve Winrock’s public charity status. Use a disclaimer such as “Opinions are my own and not the views of my employer.”

Take Action:

Most donors or funders prohibit Winrock projects from creating social media accounts. If your project is required to create a profile, contact Communications at  or the Head of Communications for immediate assistance.

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