10/20/2020 - Everything You Wanted to Know and Were Too Afraid to Ask About Ethics-Virtual Membership Meeting

  • October 20, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Everything You Wanted to Know and Were Too Afraid to Ask About Ethics

Everything that is typed in the chat box, stays in the chat box…

Presented by Hark Hefter, Esq., CPA MA, JD

Ethics is becoming a topic of daily conversation in 2020 more so than ever before.  Join Mark Hefter, chair of the ethics committee for AFP Global, for an in depth discussion on ethics.  He will hit on topics like – how to deal with donors whose personal actions don’t align with your organization’s mission, what happens when politics are brought into the conversation, and soliciting donors from your previous organizations – as well as touch on today’s top ethical dilemmas from professional fundraisers across the country.


Virtual Membership Meeting  

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM



AFP Members FREE OR Donation of $10.00

Guests $10.00

Please register to be sent the link/code to join the Zoom Session.


Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit


Mark L. Hefter is a taxation, estate and financial planning, corporate and non-profit finance, planned giving, major gifts, fundraising strategy, ethics and non-profit law and governance expert. He spent over 20 years as general counsel and fundraising consultant to numerous non profit organizations,advising donors to charity and directing gift planning and major gifts fundraising programs, helping raise nearly $1.25 billion in planned and deferred gifts, and over $3 billion in all types of major gifts.

Mr. Hefter also practiced tax and estate planning law (emphasizing charitable tax and estate planning and non-profit governance) for nearly 20 years. He was counsel to foundations, non-profit organizations and their donors. He practiced with a “Big Four” accounting firm before attending law school.

Mr. Hefter also has served the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in several capacities: as President of the NYC Chapter; member of the International Board; chair of the US Governmental Relations Committee; and member of the AFP PAC Board. Currently, he is Chair of AFP's International Ethics Committee.Mr. Hefter has written for a number of professional and scholarly publications.

He has co-authored or edited guides to non-profit organization governance, charitable giving, and estate planning. He has provided fundraising, management, governance and ethics training to over two hundred non-profit agencies and professional councils throughout the United States and internationally.

Mr. Hefter has also taught law, accounting, taxation, finance, ethics and professional responsibility and management at several universities and law schools. He is currently a member of the Finance faculty at the School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Hefter is a graduate of Louisiana State University (with honors) and New York University School of Law. Mr. Hefter also holds a CPA certificate from the State of Louisiana.

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