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Introduction to Ethics

Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust, for every AFP member. AFP provides a self-governed process for addressing ethical concerns.

Ethics News of Note:

*New* Free Webinar Recording: Accepting Gifts from Pablo Escobar and Other Ethical Dilemmas
AFP, with the generous support of the Claudia A. Looney CFRE Fund for Ethics in Fundraising and the AFP Foundation, present a free, exclusive members-only webinar on Ethics in Fundraising. This webinar, presented by Robbe Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, explores the roles and responsibilities of the fundraiser and board in dealing with unethical situations and will help attendees understand and identify the seven ethical dilemmas.
Webinar

AFP Board Approves New Format for the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
The AFP Board of Directors has approved a new format, including a graphic makeover, for the association’s Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, which members are required to sign ever year as part of their membership.
New Code 

50 Years of the AFP Code of Ethics
For 50 years, the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards has served as the cornerstone of fundraising, identifying and promulgating the high standards that make ethical fundraising possible. And as the giving season gets into full swing, AFP will be celebrating the 50th anniversary throughout the rest of the year, reminding members—as well as donors and others—why the code is so important.
The AFP Code—The Cornerstone of Fundraising 

Ethics Hot Topic Page
The AFP Ethics Hot Topic Page provides an overview and answers to pertinent questions regarding Ethics in the Fundraising field.
Ethics Hot Topic Page 

AFP Launches Tool to Help Fundraisers Assess, Strengthen Ethical Performance
AFP is proud to launch an online survey tool that allows fundraisers to assess their individual ethical performance and strengthen ethical practice. The AFP Ethics Assessment Inventory™ (EAI) allows association members to examine the alignment between their personal ethical performance, that of the organizations in which they work and their peers within AFP.  
Learn more about the EAI 
Login and Access the EAI 



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