The Fundraising Ethics Gap

The Agitator

And so this morning memories of Grandma Craver came flooding back when I received notice of a new white paper on fundraising ethics just released by Rogare , the fundraising think tank of the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. As a kid I vividly remember Grandma Craver shaking her head, and sometimes her fist, at the radio as it blared forth the ravings of an on-air evangelist whom she particularly despised.

True or False? A Quick Guide to Understanding Journalism Ethics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It could also raise red flags with inquiring reporters who are ethically bound to serve as public watchdogs. If you handle media relations for your nonprofit, it’s important to understand the rules that govern professional journalism.

How Ethical A Fundraiser Are You?

The Agitator

In return you’ll not only receive your personal score answering the question “How ethical a fundraiser are you”, but you’ll also be entered in a drawing to receive either an iPad mini or a £100 ($132) of gift vouchers. You can get that answer personally delivered to you in the privacy of your own inbox without anyone else knowing. But first, your help is needed for a research project designed to look more deeply into how fundraisers make difficult decisions in their day-to-day work.

How To Talk To Donors About Fundraising Costs And Ethics

The Agitator

So, here’s some Agitator advice on dealing with the question of fundraising costs and ethics. I have no idea how much traction the CNN story on the New York Attorney General’s settlement will get. Nor whether it will trigger any, many or no donor inquiries to your organization or your clients.

Why I believe the art of influence is ethical

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Those of us working for the public good have an ethical responsibility to be effective and efficient in reaching as many people as possible. I had an interesting comment to yesterday’s post. Someone wondered if it was “trickery” to use defaults to influence behavior.

Asante Sana Tanzania!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I can’t provide details at this point, however what I can say is that we’re working with the Ethics Division of the President’s Office, Public Service Management (PO-PSM) to develop a social marketing/behaviour change program to advance Ethics change in the public service.

Are You an Ethical Fundraiser?

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Tags: nonprofit ethics

What’s Wrong With Reaching Out to Bloggers?

Wild Woman Fundraising

It fosters a social ethic in which the capacity for crowd manipulation is more highly valued than truth, beauty or thought. What about ethics? Are you a nonprofit marketing person, reaching out to influencers? Are you attempting to get some media coverage for your nonprofit?

Would You Buy Ordinary Gum Just Because It Supports a Cause?

Selfish Giving

Cause Practices cause marketing cause products ethically related products product 7It’s something that comes up again and again. Will consumers buy a product or use a service just because it supports a cause?

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Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Ethics

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Today's blog post is in the form of a video. When should a nonprofit refuse a donation? When does an association with the wrong donor reflect poorly on your nonprofit's brand? Please watch the video (click on the big arrow on my nose to start it) and respond with your answers.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics Should Apply to Fundraising Software Companies

Blue Sky Collaborative

The Association of Fundraising Professionals mandates that its members abide by an extensive code of ethical principles and standards [link] These guidelines were adopted in 1964 and have been updated many times since then. AFP is a good organization that.

New Browser Plug-In Helps you Avoid Products Made With Child Labor

Cause Related Marketing

Knowing that your favorite jeans or shoes come from factories that use child labor is a good first step toward more ethical consumption. Help the World's Women and Girls Active Against Child Labour Corporate Social Responsibility Help the World's Women Girls Advocacy Cause Marketing Half the Sky ethical consumption cause marketingA new Internet browser plug-in will tell you if a product you’re looking at on an online retailer uses child labor in its production.

Pricing Grant Writers - What Should We Pay for A Grant Writer?

Seeking Grant Money Today

Tags: hiring grant writers ethics Association of Fundraising Professionals contractor fundraising

Grants To Scholars' and Professionals' Contributions To Understanding Ethics & Responsibility In Public Communication

Seeking Grant Money Today

The center will award up to $75,000 in total grants of $1,000 to $25,000 each to support scholars and professionals making important contributions to knowledge, practice, or public understanding of ethics and responsibility in public communication. From The Foundation Center. Page and Johnson Legacy Scholar Competition Grants to Foster Study of Integrity in Public Communications Deadline: March 6, 2009 The Arthur W.

Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Looking for an easy content idea for Instagram and Twitter? Try a day-of-the-week post with one of these hashtags. Some of them, like #ThrowbackThursday and #InspirationMonday, can even be used on Facebook.

5 Stories Nonprofits Should Be Telling On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

1) Values & Ethics Stories. In these stories, you depict the values and ethics that are at the core of your organization. photo credit: armadillo444 via photopin cc.

How Do You Define Good Journalism?


Tags: Ethics and Legality journalism content copyright ethics Journalists Creed media missouri school of journalism public service Valerie Maltoni values Walter Williams

Mplanet Notes: R. K. Krishna Kumar, Chairman Tata Sons Ltd. Ethics and Marketing

Diva Marketing Blog

Krishna Kumar Mr. Kumar went on to explain that a company must balance growth with values and conduct and that the brand must be also be built with ethical engagement for the brand and the planet. He believes that the evolution of the brand ethics is grounded in the intent to help people and to protect the planet; managing the destiny of the brand must take on a global focus. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at AMA's Mplanet Digital Lab about social media marketing.


Should you target market financial advisors in order to get more legacy gifts?


Ethics. Many have told me, point-blank, that they are very uncomfortable with the idea of doing that because their code of ethics demands complete objectivity. It depends. I find myself saying, “It depends” quite a lot these days. But, seriously, the decision to target market to financial advisors depends on the nonprofit that employs you.

Great Advice on Storytelling for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Read the answer in Navigating Privacy and Other Issues for Ethical Storytelling. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has been running a great series of articles by Paul VanDeCarr on storytelling the past few months called “Storytelling Summer: Advice about Motivating Your Audience.”

Social Marketing Begins With Values

Social Marketing and Social Change

Because, just as many other service-oriented disciplines, many of us believe it is vital to have ethical standards. Discerning the values that drive and underlie ethical standards is the beginning of that journey. Why do we need to have a conversation about values and ethics?

Your planned giving offers need to change


how to pass on their legacy (ethics, morals, lessons learned, etc.). It can’t only be about death and taxes. Stop offering your supporters calculators they can’t understand. Stop offering them a so-called opportunity to be in your Legacy Society. (Ho-hum…

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Doomsday Has Been Rescheduled, But What About The Donations Raised for It?

Seeking Grant Money Today

It is if you consider, as her niece does, that relatives who are currently in financial need, or other nonprofit organizations that perhaps deliver programs and services (and deliver them well, ethically, and provide something that is needed but not gotten elsewhere) would have used the money for better ends. ethics fundraising

Unethical Fundraising … Or Just Dumb?

The Agitator

Yesterday Roger wrote an eloquent plea for fundraisers to get serious about ethical issues in the business of fundraising … The Fundraising Ethics Gap. I assume he meant to exclude political fundraising, which seems to know no bounds whatsoever. I happen to lean Democratic, as least as perceived by Democratic fundraisers grasping at some shred of evidence from my past that I might be simpatico.

Thankful and Re-Energized

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

While I can’t discuss the details of the work beyond what i have blogged in the past and what is on our CEPSM Facebook Page , I can say that I am absolutely astonished at the level of dedication, commitment and work ethic demonstrated by the Tanzanian team here on the ground.

Expert versus Asset: Which One are You?


motivation Blog Talk job value SocialButterfly guru work ethics expert earning career valuable Tags: work ethic learning Experience This? I’m going to warn you. Some people are going to view this article as radical.

Translating skills from the for-profit world to non-profit

Get Fully Funded

One of the things that came up was the number of people who are entering the profession without a solid understanding of our principles and ethics. This puts the DD in a precarious ethical situation, because they are working to secure resources for the non-profit, not for themselves. Somehow, we must find a way to education them about our industry’s ethics so they can be successful in their new jobs.

Crossing the line or a Creative Cross? MySpace Research with “Dr. Meg”


Dilemma: To Cross or not to Cross the Ethical Line. The research is very interesting, however, I feel an ethical discussion must be had. I am not saying Moreno’s approach was wrong or right, but I think we should slow down and discuss it further to learn and develop best practices, as well as ethical guidelines, especially since others may adopt this practice towards younger youth. Have you heard of Dr. Meg? Maybe not, but if you’re a teen on MySpace you may have.

Can Cause Marketing Start a Cultural Meme?

Cause Related Marketing

In other words, there is a strong ethic of catch and release among fly fishermen. But the catch and release ethic in the U.S. Can the catch and release ethic catch on among King Salmon sport fisherman in the Kenai with a logo? The King Salmon or Chinook is the largest species in the Pacific salmon family and in some parts of Alaska the population is weak , leading to restrictions on sport and commercial fishing in some areas of the Kenai River fishery, for instance.

Mysterious Power of a Fresh Approach (Case Study)

Getting Attention

I’m also fascinated with the ethics of philanthropy, so it was fun to create some ethical dilemmas and see how the characters moved through them. I was thrilled to hear from Getting Attention reader Elizabeth (Betsey) Russell recently, with news of her just-released mystery, Other People’s Money. Betsey, who has written for foundations for more than 20 years, has parlayed that experience into a must-read tale set in the heart of the foundation world.

Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Online activities of individuals using personal devices connected to a non-GoC network are guided by the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector.

What Does it Mean to Be a Development Professional?

A Small Change

To me, a true development professional is defined by two things: a commitment to the profession, and an ethical and mission-based approach to fundraising. An Ethical and Mission-Based Approach to Fundraising. The best development professionals uphold high ethical standards in their fundraising work. As fundraisers, we often refer to ourselves as “development professionals” or “development pros.”

American Party-Time

Wild Woman Fundraising

Conflict American party ethics friendship government politics St Paul Rodeo US government Some of my friends are having a fight right now. What about? A party. What kind of party? An American party. What’s an American party?

Size Matters in Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Down there in the bottom third of ad, beneath the fold, past the body copy Outdoor Research declares its solidarity for its nonprofit partner, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, whose logo is reproduced approximately.57” x.48”.

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Straight Talk on the Give Local Crash from a Nonprofit Tech CEO #GiveDayLessons

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He is current Chairman of the AFP Ethics Committee and was the Founding Chairman of NPower Indiana, Founding Member of TechPoint Foundation, Founding Member of the AFP Business Member Council and the Co-Founder of Launch Cause.

#PublicMedia: How Twitter Helped And Hurt The Spread Of Information In Two Recent Disasters

Non Profit Marketing 360

Although we would ethically and fully endorse the guidelines from The Guardian , they do somehow miss the point that the medium can be the message. Blogs Case Study Climate Change Communications Community Environment Geo-Location Marketing Media Review News and Current Affairs Newspaper Article Public Media Social Media Technology Twitter communication Ethics Hurricane Irene Online Communities The GuardianWhich is not to say millions haven't tried it.

Grant Writers On Commission

Seeking Grant Money Today

Your agency could get a reputation for spending grant money less than ethically and that would be the kiss of death. Tags: how much ethics contractor grant writer commission pay A grant writer should never be hired on commission. If a grant writer approaches your non profit organization offering to apply for grants in exchange for a percentage of the grants received - decline the offer.

Four ways to think about branding

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The SSIR piece breaks down nonprofit brand into four dimensions: brand integrity, brand democracy, brand ethics, and brand affinity. Brand ethics: The way the organization conveys its brand is authentic and aligned with what it truly does. Holly Ross at NTEN recently alerted me to an interesting piece on nonprofit branding in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s dive into some Mixed Links… Jeff Brooks answers the question, Is it Ethical to Appeal to Your Donors’ Emotions? I hope you are having as beautiful a Friday as I am!

Academic Competencies for Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Critically reflect and test the effectiveness, acceptability, and ethics of potential social marketing strategies with representatives of target audiences and stakeholders, and adapt as necessary.