Recent investigations and whistleblower activity should remind prospect development professionals to revisit their organization’s policies regarding acceptance of contributions. This month, The Ethicist provides several questions to ask yourself to ensure your organization’s policies are thorough.
When an organization makes headlines for a controversial ethical decision, it affects everybody in the organization, including prospect development professionals. Learn how you can implement clear policies to avoid negative publicity.
I am so horrified to learn that Federal Election Commission (FEC) political contribution data is forbidden for use by nonprofit and higher education organizations for fundraising. Doesn’t every wealth screening company in our sector make use of this information? What’s an ethical researcher to do?
Is it ethical for college fundraisers to speak with admissions officers regarding children of wealthy donors? Learn more about the specifics of student privacy and fundraising in this “Ask the Ethicist” column.
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