AFP members who have been sanctioned in violation of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.
The Accountable Nonprofit Organization
"The Accountable Nonprofit Organization" is a statement of principles. It outlines the operations and procedures a charity undertakes to show it is accountable to donors, the people it serves, and the general public.
AFP Enforcement Procedures For the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
Through its Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) promotes responsible, professional and ethical behavior by its members engaged in fundraising, by its members engaged in businesses that support or assist fundraising, and by non-members who agree to be bound by the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards as a condition of professional certification sponsored by AFP. These AFP Enforcement Procedures (“Enforcement Procedures”) are integral to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.
Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
The foundation of philanthropy is ethical fundraising, and a key mission of AFP is to advance and foster the highest ethical standards through its Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.
Donor Bill of Rights
To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, AFP and other fundraising organizations declare that all donors have the following rights.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Fundraising Ethics
AFP has prepared an FAQ for ethical behavior in fundraising (revised February 2009). The document is available here as a PDF download.
Guidelines for the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
These guidelines are provided to assist AFP members and others in interpreting and using the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards. They are intended only as suggestions to help guide thinking about ethical behavior and not as prescriptions for all possible situations.