Keeping Off Santa’s Naughty List: What You Need to Know About Fundraising Ethics

  • December 13, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609


Keeping Off Santa’s Naughty List: What You Need to Know About Fundraising Ethics

Milk and cookies will only get you so far. Savvy fundraisers know they have to check their list twice to make sure all their reindeers are in a row when it comes to fundraising ethics. Join this lively, roundtable discussion sharing best-practices among your peers from varying perspectives over an array of fundraising topics including: public trust, transparency and conflicts of interest; solicitation & stewardship of philanthropic funds; treatment of confidential & proprietary information; and compensation, bonuses and finder’s fees. This engaging, collaborative discussion will feature subject matter experts to help guide the conversation and share personal thoughts and experiences on ethical issues taken from real-life situations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discussion and analysis of ethical behavior aimed at a building consensus that enhances philanthropy
  • Real-life dilemmas faced by hiring executives, front-line fundraisers and volunteer leaders of local not-for-profit organizations will be examined in the context of the Code of Ethical Standards
  • Attain enhanced knowledge of philanthropy and not-for-profit management by offering both a theoretical and practical perspective of ethical issues faced  


  • 10-15 min – Presentation: General Ethics Overview (Grant Martin, CFRE)
  • 15-20 min – Group discussion at tables on Code of Ethics (Facilitators)
  • 15 min – Report out from select tables (Group Designated)

Tuesday - December 13, 2016 - Please note date change, this is the 2nd Tuesday!

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Doors open at 11:30 AM


11:00 Membership Orientation


Approved for 1 hour CFRE Credit


$25.00 for Members

$40.00 for Guests

Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

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