S1 - Preamble
S2 - Partnerships
S3 - Governance
S4 - Organizational Integrity
S5 - Finances
S6 - Fundrainsing & Communications to the Public
S7 - Management Practices & Human Ressources
S8 - Acheiving Compliance
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Summary
Fundrainsing & Communications to the Public
S 6.3
Raison d'être
Indicators of Compliance
Ethical Questions to ask
Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of poor practice
  1. The Organization shall have policies and procedures to ensure that it accepts only those donations which will not compromise its ethics, program focus or other interests. 

Why
Why

A potential donor may offer an Organization a large sum of money or goods to implement a specific program or to support a partner chosen by the donor. Such a contribution is acceptable if it accords with the mission, goals and existing programs of the Organization. However, a potential conflict arises when a donation comes with conditions that require a reorientation of the Organization’s priorities or undermine its values. 

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Indicators of Compliance
Indicators of Compliance
  • The Organization does not accept donations that compromise its ethics, mission, goals or existing programs.
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Ethical Questions to ask
Ethical Questions to ask
  • How should we deal with offers of funds for purposes that would adversely affect our current programs?
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Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of good ethical practice
  • Establishing policies and procedures to guide the Organization in dealing with such potential conflicts, rather than dealing with them in an ad-hoc manner.
  • Negotiating with the potential donor to find an acceptable compromise for the use of funds that are offered for a purpose not in accord with the Organization’s priorities.
  • Refusing to accept funds that are not in the Organization’s best interests.
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Examples of poor practice
Examples of poor practice
  • Changing priorities just because a large donation is being offered.
  • Forbidding discussion within the Organization about accepting questionable donations.