8 a.m. Net & Nosh (includes continental breakfast); 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Program
Approved for 1 CFRE Education Points
In order to financially support your organization, donors must trust you. Ethical fundraising is imperative to maintaining both our donors’ and the public’s trust. While some fundraising approaches may be legal, it does not mean they are ethical. Learn how to help your organization and our sector maintain the highest ethical standards in fundraising. Learn the appropriate ways to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. This session will explore methods for evaluating and resolving common ethical dilemmas in fundraising. Using the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Conduct, the Donor Bill of Rights, and the Standards for Excellence® as our guides, we will explore the trickiest issues in fundraising ethics and have the opportunity to apply a variety ethical decision-making models to case studies. Learn what an ethical fundraising organization looks like and how to avoid employing fundraising tactics that could tarnish your organization’s reputation and hinder your fundraising efforts.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Define ethical fundraising
- Identify and mitigate potential fundraising conflicts of interest
- Recognize and common fundraising ethical issues (influence, fund management, use of information/privacy, compensation)
- Solve ethical dilemmas using a variety of ethical theories and published resources (AFP Code of Ethical Conduct, the Donor Bill of Rights, Standards for Excellence)
About Stephanie Cory
Stephanie Cory has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector since 2003. She has served as an executive director for a health advocacy organization as well as held development and program management roles for nonprofit organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. She has also consulted for a variety of educational and arts organizations. Stephanie is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University's College of Professional Studies where she teaches a variety of fundraising topics.
Stephanie has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2008 and received her designation as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College in 2007. A graduate of the Association of Fundraising Professional's (AFP) Faculty Training Academy, she has been an AFP Master Trainer since 2010. Stephanie is a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource and a licensed consultant through the Standards for Excellence® Institute. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern California.
Stephanie is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of fundraising and governance topics. She has been a featured author in Advancing Philanthropy and Fundraising Success magazines. Her writing covered succession planning and executive searches, development career planning, fundraising for membership organizations, strategic planning, and development planning for the small shop. Stephanie speaks regularly to local AFP chapters and has presented at AFP's International Fundraising Conference.