Ethics Awareness Month

In October, We Celebrate Ethics

Yep, 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 celebrated 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.

Stay tuned for new, exciting offerings from AFP for Ethics Awareness Month 2020! Until then, see below for last year's outstanding program materials.

Ethics Awareness Month 2019

During Ethics Awareness Month 2019, AFP offered:

Email your questions and comments about Ethics Awareness Month to

See all of AFP Global's Ethics Materials


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

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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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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 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 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 and use it as a resource throughout the year.

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