Posted: December 13th, 2016
Directions: Post briefly the background of each case, your thoughts and insights about each case and how you might manage each situation. Without using names share any real life experiences you may have encountered that are similar to these cases if any.
Case1: Case Study Share and Share Alike
Two small arts organizations each have struggled to generate sufficient public awareness for a community-wide annual fund campaign. The director of development of one organization suggests that if the organizations pool their resources, they can maximize their visibility in the community, minimize their individual costs, and increase their chances for a successful campaign. A. If the two organizations worked from their own donor lists, would this arrangement be acceptable under the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards? 1. Yes 2. No 3. It depends 4. Don’t know
Answer: 1. Yes. Two organizations may have a joint campaign and solicit from their own lists as long as each organization has the same clearly defined regulations, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Case Study 2:
The Big Bad Donor
A city hospital desperately needs a critical care wing. The nearest facility is 250 miles away, and patients needing critical care often do not survive the trip. Shortly after the hospital board announces a capital campaign, a local businessperson offers to donate the entire cost of the new wing, provided the hospital names the wing after him. A. Suppose the donor is known as an underworld figure who allegedly makes his money from drug trafficking. Would it be a violation of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards to accept the money? 1. Yes 2. No 3. It depends 4. Don’t know
Answer: 3. It depends; “allegedly” is an important word in the scenario— organizations and individual fundraisers are not judge and jury.
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