GOED is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association committed to transparency and proper governance.


Our organization is governed by our bylaws, which set forth the responsibilities and commitments of our board and committee members, as well as the rights of our members.

GOED Bylaws

Code of Ethics and Business Practices


GOED members commit to following GOED's Code of Ethics and Business Practices, as well as the standards in the GOED Voluntary Monograph, as a condition of membership in our organization. We have a defined process for investigating ethics and Monograph violations by our members. Any member of the public may make an allegation against our members to our board, which will form a special task force to investigate the issue and determine any sanctions, if necessary.

GOED Code of Ethics (updated January 2017)


The previous Codes of Ethics can be found here: 

GOED Code of Ethics.

GOED Ethics Investigation Process


Annual Report and Financial Returns


2017 GOED Annual Report

2016 GOED Annual Report


Since GOED is a not-for-profit US-based corporation, our tax returns are a matter of public record. Our tax year is on a calendar year basis, so you may access our latest returns by checking here.

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