Ethics for Fundraisers

Ethics for Fundraisers

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Invoking a variety of classical and contemporary models, Albert Anderson examines what it means to think and act ethically. Proceeding from the views of Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill, Anderson poses the choice between what we understand to be our moral duty and what will likely result in the greatest good for the majority. He applies these notions to a wide range of situations familiar to nonprofit development officers, volunteers, and organizations with the goal of helping readers rethink decision-making and the principles that guide their decisions.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253210526
  • 9780253210524

About Albert Anderson

ALBERT ANDERSON has more than 25 years of experience at executive levels of management and development in private and public higher education. He has served as consultant to many nonprofit and governmental organizations, most recently as Vice President for Planning/Administration at the University of Minnesota Foundation. He is currently interim President of College Misericordia.show more

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Invoking a variety of classical and contemporary models, Albert Anderson examines what it means to think and act ethically. Proceeding from the views of Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill-who created perhaps the two most influential, albeit competing, ethical frameworks-Anderson poses the choice between what we understand to be our moral duty and what will likely result in the greatest good for the majority. He applies these notions to a wide range of situations familiar to nonprofit development officers, volunteer, and organizations. His goal is to help readers rethink decision-making and the principles that guide their decisions.show more

Table of contents

AuthorOs Introduction Chapter 1: A Question of Responsibility On Drawing Lines Responsible Action A Matter of Character The Governing Motive A Case of Charitable Intent The Classic Philanthropist The Stewardship Tradition The Responsible Nonprofit Chapter 2: A Matter of Principle The Art of Knowing Right from Wrong Moral Promptings The Place of Respect Conflict and Choice Self-examination Self-worth The Centrality of Trust Acting on Principle Ethical Adequacy Two Kinds of Ethical Decision-making Summing Up Chapter 3: Issues of Consequence and Intention Of Consequence and Intention Practical Issues Matters of Abuse Misusing Donor Funds Divulging Donor/Prospect Information Intruding on Private Affairs Exploiting Relationships Displacing Charitable Motives Conflicting or Competing Interests Negligent Security Altering or Destroying Records Questionable Charges or Expense for Services Gagging or Mistreating the Whistle-blower Chapter 4: Principled Action A Choice of Frameworks Principles of Ethics in Philanthropy Spheres of Ethical Influence Applying the Principles and Rules The Hospice of Pine Elbow: A Case Study Chapter 5: A PractitionerOs Code of Ethics Codes and Conflicts of Interest The Problem with Codes Habits of an Ethical Organization Ethical Leadership The Elements of a Code About Corporate Responsibility A Guide to Code Development The Case for Doing the Right Thing Appendices Selected Current Organizational, Corporate and Nonprofit Codes Indexshow more

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