“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”

Benjamin Franklin

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AFP-GPC is seeking proposals for our upcoming 2021 Calendar of Educational Sessions. Please complete the online RFP Form to submit your proposal. Submissions are evaluated on a quarterly basis. 

 *cancellations less than 3 business days prior will not receive a refund*  
*Please note members will not be able to swap their registration for events with a non-member.*

Ethics - It's Not Just About the Money

May 04, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s ethical, just because it's ethical doesn’t mean it’s smart.

Nonprofit organization ethics is headline news. This trend has no signs of stopping, only escalating! Scrutiny comes at the sector from all directions – donors, legislators, regulators, electronic and print media, and every element of the general public. Diversity and inclusion as ethical practices are receiving increased scrutiny, analysis, and study. If mega-charities are judged as hiding things, what about the rest of the sector? Is it guilt by association? Can we rise above it?

The foundation of successful philanthropy is trust in, respect for, and confidence in an organization and its leaders, both staff and volunteers. When that is shattered, it may take years or even decades to recover. What can we do to proactively protect our organizations and ourselves as individual professionals? For nearly 60 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for ethics promoting, advocating, and educating professionals. Conversations about tainted donors and tainted money are heating up. Media coverage sparked by me-too, controversial donors, anti-racism, and social justice issues has raised many important questions.

Session participants will explore:

1. How do you protect your mission and brand, your staff?

2. How do you decide if you need to return money? How about stripping naming from buildings or named funds?

3. Can an organization be ethical without being diverse or inclusive?

4. Should donors be expected to honor and abide by a code of ethics?


Robbe Healey, MBA, ACFRE
Founding Member, Aurora Philanthropic Consulting


Please note: once you have registered, you will receive an emailed link to register via Zoom 1 day prior to the program.


$15.00 Member Ticket

$40.00 Non-Member Ticket