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 6.8
Raison d'être
Indicators of Compliance
Ethical Questions to ask
Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of poor practice
  1. When the Organization carries out an activity that involves both fundraising and programming there shall be appropriate allocation of fundraising and program expenses.

Why
Why

The ethical principles underlying this Standard are accountability and transparency. The budget allocation for fundraising is frequently subject to intense scrutiny by Canadians who believe that they are donating money to be used entirely for programs. Donors are often unaware of the costs associated with delivering an effective program or with raising funds. This lack of understanding is often exacerbated by the considerable differences in the way fundraising costs are reported.

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Indicators of Compliance
Indicators of Compliance
  • The governing body has approved and is monitoring policies concerning the Organization’s fundraising activities.
  • Information is disclosed about the types and amounts of fundraising expenses.
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Ethical Questions to ask
Ethical Questions to ask
  • Are we able to justify how we allocate fundraising expenses?
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Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of good ethical practice
  • Having a defensible and publicly available policy for allocating fundraising expenses
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Examples of poor practice
Examples of poor practice
  • Hiding fundraising and/or administrative expenses within program allocations.
  • Claiming an unrealistically low percentage of income for fundraising and administration costs.