Ethics Awareness Month

In October, We Celebrate Ethics

EAMThat's right, we celebrate—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 celebrate in October, ethics is critical all the time. So our goal for Ethics Awareness Month is simple: helping you live ethics out loud. Growing your ethical skills. And demonstrating your commitment to the highest ethical standards.

After all, AFP members have already demonstrated that commitment by signing the AFP Code of Ethical Standards. This October, share your commitment by joining the conversation on social media and using #LivingEthicsOutLoud and #EthicsAwarenessMonth.

Now Available: A toolkit to publicize Ethics Awareness Month and things you can do to help promote the month and celebrate!

Ethics Awareness Month

Join AFP's Mike Geiger in celebrating October as Ethics Awareness Month in fundraising.

Mike Geiger on Ethics Awareness Month from AFP Global on Vimeo.

During Ethics Awareness Month, explore these helpful resources and be sure to share them with your fellow fundraisers:

Past Resources

Email your questions and comments about Ethics Awareness Month to

See all of AFP Global's Ethics Material

Supported by: 
The Rebecca Powell Tribute Fund


Your Daily Deep Dives Into The AFP Code

Throughout the month of October, members of the AFP Ethics Committee addressed each of the standards in our Code of Ethics Standards. 

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Ethics Takeover of Advancing Philanthropy!

AFP celebrates October as Ethics Awareness Month, and the October 2019 issue of Advancing Philanthropy did something it never had done before: focused 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!

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2019 AFP Survey: Donor Control, Conflict of Interest and Tainted Money

AFP conducted an online survey of its members earlier this year to assess their awareness of the association’s ethical resources, potential changes to its Code of Ethical Principles and which ethical issues were of most concern. Survey results show that members are most worried about donor control of gifts, conflict of interest, “tainted” money, sexual harassment and workplace issues.

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