Association of Fundraising Professionals
Central South Carolina Chapter

Introduction to Ethics

Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust, for every AFP member. AFP provides a self-governed process for addressing ethical concerns.

AFP Launches Tool to Help Fundraisers Assess, Strengthen Ethical Performance

AFP is proud to launch an online survey tool that allows fundraisers to assess their individual ethical performance and strengthen ethical practice. The AFP Ethics Assessment Inventory™ (EAI) allows association members to examine the alignment between their personal ethical performance, that of the organizations in which they work and their peers within AFP.

Emerging Issues

Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust, and it is the goal of AFP to stay current and focused on emerging ethical issues. The follow are just some of the emerging issues articles and stories available for review.

(July 30, 2007) The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) released new guidelines for the reporting of fundraising expenses by charitable organizations.

(July 9, 2007)  Employed adults ranked the behavior of management and direct supervisors as the top two factors contributing to the promotion of an ethical workplace, according to a new survey by audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory firm Deloitte & Touche USA.

(Feb. 13, 2006) Both America Online (AOL) and Yahoo have announced they will begin charging commercial emailers a fraction of a cent for every message sent to one of their users.

Featured Articles and Papers

AFP provides a number of position papers and articles to help guide members through ethical concerns and issues. The follow are just some of the available articles and papers available for review.

So how does AFP write and develop position papers?

(June 31, 2012) A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to understand and sometimes esoteric. This article concludes Mark Blumberg’s summary of the ten most important items charities and their boards of directors need to know about charity law in Canada. (Part two of a two-part series)

These guidelines represent voluntary principles that apply to charitable organizations, non-governmental organizations, paid fundraisers and relevant third parties who utilize face-to-face fundraising as part of their fundraising activities.

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