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.

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The Ethical Dilemma of Accepting Tainted Donations

Cause Related Marketing

old pal Joe Waters at the Boston Medical Center and his many commenters have stated very well the ethical dilemma that charities can face in forging cause marketing relationships.But, of course, the charititable fundraising business as a whole is fraught with ethical.

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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.

Question: Fundraising Ethics

A Small Change

I want this blog to be a place where we can ask questions and hear from a very skilled and qualified group of readers. So… if you have a minute I’d love to hear back from you. Even if you only have a small comment I’d love to hear from you. If you’ve never written in before this is a great post to start with. Some of the nonprofits I’ve worked are given specific projects to raise money for and other times it is very vague.

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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.

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Why Practicing Professional Ethics Improves Any Nonprofit's Grant Writing Successes

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

How Do You Define Good Journalism?

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

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.

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.

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.

Expert versus Asset: Which One are You?

SocialButterfly

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.

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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?

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

SocialButterfly

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.

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?

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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”.

#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.

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.

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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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Honoring Donor Intent

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

This seems like such a basic, "Fundraising Ethics 101" topic that I'd never have to write a post explicitly about it, but it seems that even high profile nonprofit organizations need to be reminded: Donor Intent is King! If funds are designated for a particular purpose, it is your legal and ethical obligation to use it for that purpose and that purpose only. legal ethics Nonprofit fundraising

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

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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

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The MBA Oath: A Case of Social Shifting

Social Marketing and Social Change

A code of ethics for business leaders that is driven by student demand is something I celebrate today. Tags: socialShifting Business Ethics CSR Harvard Business School MBA Oath Social Change Today's NY Times reports that over 20% of the graduating class from Harvard Business School have signed The MBA Oath , a student-led movement to develop a professional code of conduct for business leaders.

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Some Easy Information From the IRS to Help Nonprofit Organizations Keep Their Status and Remain In Compliance

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

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

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Grant Writers On Commission

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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.

One Nonprofit Sues Another Nonprofit For Not Honoring Donor's Wishes - Great Lesson for Us Nonprofits!

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Donors, today, expect results ; streamlined, ethical, fiscally sound, modern nonprofit operations and management; transparency; and to be a part of the organization's community (the nonprofit, today, is a whole community made of many partners - donors (investors), volunteers, staff, clientele, other nonprofits, municipalities, etc.). Tags: best practices ethics standards relationships honesty investor responsibility American donating fundraising integrity

Understanding the Expense Accounts of Public Officials

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How smart speakers and voice assistants are changing the game

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

On the flip side, with digital literacy as low as it is, this could be a positive development providing that the algorithms are regularly audited from an ethical standpoint by an independent 3rd party organization of some sort (suggested reading: Weapons of Math Destruction ).

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.

More on corporate sponsorship: Good news and a warning

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

But, it's not without ethical questions. Tags: corporate sponsorships ethics Nonprofit fundraising Last week, I reported about how mergers and changing corporate priorities can put nonprofit funding at risk. Today, I've got some good news to help you retain those corporate sponsors. There's new data that demonstrates that businesses that donate to charities earn back $6 in sales for every $1 they contribute.

Still here, Back to work, Answering questions

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Then, one of the women I was meeting with asked a question I'd never gotten before; "Have you ever turned down a client for ethical reasons?" Tags: ethics criteria vacation work clients consulting Thanks to all my readers with being patient through a summer of irregular blogging, including this last three week silence. Vacation time is necessary to recharge the batteries, and I spent a portion of that time in Maui, and the rest of it catching back up on my work.

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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?

Nonprofit Professional Affiliations

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Tags: ethics Nonprofit Networking management continuing education professional conference

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The Purpose of Segmentation

Social Marketing and Social Change

Ethical evaluation of audience segmentation in social marketing. Ethical evaluation of audience segmentation in social marketing. Ethical evaluation of audience segmentation in social marketing.

What Matters? A Rock Star, (Red), Consumerism, Or Fundraising?

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Tags: buylesscrap.com global relief (Red) Campaign fundraising ethical concerns

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Gates Foundation Donations vs. Foundation Investments

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Let's say that in the next moment, suddenly, the above news story comes to mind and it crosses your mind, 'hmmm.maybe we don't want to accept this donation for ethical reasons?' Tags: Bill Melinda Gates Foundation Microsoft ethical concerns donations This post is in reference to the January 8, 2007, The Seattle Times article, "Gates Foundation Invests In Firms Accused of Abuses" by Charles Piller at [link] This issue is an excellent red flag.

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.”

Top 10 Grant Money Myths: Do You Think You Know What You're Doing While Looking for Grant Money? Or, Do You Know That You Don't?!

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This Past Week A Group of Grant Writers Networked Among Themselves, Saved Each Other Some Grief, AND Received An Apology!

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