Ethics Awareness Month!

In October, We’re Celebrating Ethics!

Yep, we’re celebrating—because ethics makes philanthropy and fundraising possible. Without ethics, giving doesn’t happen. Fundraising doesn’t happen. Change and impact don’t happen.

Ethics makes it all possible, and THAT’S worth celebrating.

And while we’re celebrating in October, ethics is critical all the time. So our goal for AFP Ethics Awareness Month is simple: helping you live ethics. Growing your ethical skills. And demonstrating your commitment to the highest ethical standards.

During Ethics Awareness Month, AFP is offering:

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Supported by: 
The Claudia A. Looney Fund for Ethics in Fundraising
The Patricia F. Lewis Ethics Endowment Fund

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Free AFP Member Free Live Webinar (Oct. 21): Are Diversity and Inclusion Ethical Issue

AFP’s Code of Ethical Principles, adopted in 1964, states that “AFP members both individual and business aspire to foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values and treat all people with dignity and respect.” What does this mean in practice today, and how is it an ethical issue? On Oct. 21, join our diverse panel of experts as they discuss how this principle is, and should be, applied in fundraising today, and what it all has to do with ethics!

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The President's Perspective Blog: Ethics Awareness Month

In his special Ethics Awareness Month blog, AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger says that ethics is not just a list of things to do or not do, but a way of thinking, developing relationships and creating impact!


Your Daily Deep Dives Into The AFP Code

Throughout the month of October, members of the AFP Ethics Committee will be addressing each of the standards in our Code of Ethics Standards. Today, Paul Pribbenow, PhD, CFRE, president of Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minn., takes a closer look at standard 14, diving into contributions and donor intentions.

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Ethics Takeover of Advancing Philanthropy!

AFP is celebrating October as Ethics Awareness Month, and Advancing Philanthropy is doing something it’s never done before: focusing an entire issue on ethics. Ethics is part of everything we do and is directly responsible for the money we raise and the impact we create. We hope you enjoy this special issue and use it as a resource throughout the year.

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