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AFP fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals
and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust, for every AFP member. AFP provides a self-governed process for addressing ethical concerns. Resources on ethical standards available on the AFP International website:

Guidelines, Codes, Standards

Donor Bill of Rights  To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, AFP and other fundraising organizations declare that all donors have the following rights.

Code of Ethical Principles and Standards The foundation of philanthropy is ethical fundraising, and a key mission of AFP is to advance and foster the highest ethical standards through its Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

Member Benefit: AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards (June 26, 2006) In the 2004 AFP Member Benefits Survey, AFP members overwhelming agreed that the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice was the highest-rated member benefit.

The Accountable Nonprofit Organization "The Accountable Nonprofit Organization" is a statement of principles. It outlines the operations and procedures a charity undertakes to show it is accountable to donors, the people it serves, and the general public.

Ethics Enforcement: Handling and Preventing Unethical Behavior  The stature of any self-regulated profession depends on how successfully it enforces ethical standards. Professional codes embody not just codifications of right and wrong but also the calling's ideals, aspirations, and sense of trusteeship for society. AFP's Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice, which includes detailed enforcement procedures, clearly expresses the association's vision of philanthropy promoted through responsible fundraising.

Emerging Issues

New Accounting Standards on Reporting Fundraising Expenses (July 30, 2007) The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) released new guidelines for the reporting of fundraising expenses by charitable organizations. 

Behavior of Management, Supervisors Critical in Reinforcing Ethics (July 9, 2007) Employed adults ranked the behavior of management and direct supervisors as the top two factors contributing to the promotion of an ethical workplace, according to a new survey by audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory firm Deloitte & Touche USA. 

Promoting Ethics as a Guiding Force (Oct. 3, 2005) 'What can or should be our professional response to promoting ethics as a guiding principle in ethical fundraising?' To answer that question, the 2005 AFP Think Tank on Fundraising in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 7-8 involved a lively discussion of theoretical principles and practical issues affecting the work of philanthropic fundraising. 

Do Nonprofits Really Need an Audit Committee? (Dec. 6, 2004) The effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is starting to 'trickle down' to nonprofits, and forming a separate audit committee is one of the items on the agenda for discussion. 

U.S. Foundations Draft Standards To Increase Public Confidence (June 21, 2004) In another sign of the nonprofit sector's emerging focus on accountability, the foundation community is in the process of developing a series of standards and stewardship principles to encourage public trust. 

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Sandy Turner, President - ssturner@neo.rr.com
330-329-2472 330-315-0399 Fax info@afpncoh.org
PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210

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