How to Conduct Ethical Fundraising: Strategies and Tactics for Success

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Stephanie Cory
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points



Sorry, there are no upcoming live presentations scheduled yet.
Get Invited to This Webinar

How to Conduct Ethical Fundraising: Strategies and Tactics for Success
play Video

If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides, and Bonus Materials.

Join us for this 90-minute interactive nonprofit webinar where we will show you step-by-step how to ensure your organization maintains the highest ethical standards in your fundraising operations. 

At the end of the fundraising training, you will have the knowledge and the tools to implement the highest ethical standards in your fundraising operations. 

In order to financially support your organization, donors must trust you. Ethical fundraising is imperative to maintaining both our donors’ and the public’s trust. While some fundraising approaches may be legal, it does not mean they are ethical. Learn how to help your organization maintain the highest ethical standards with this fundraising for nonprofits course. 

This session will explore methods for evaluating and resolving common ethical dilemmas. Using the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Conduct, the Donor Bill of Rights, and the Standards for Excellence® as our guides, we will explore the trickiest issues in fundraising ethics and have the opportunity to apply a variety of ethical decision-making models to case studies. By the end of this course, you will have the fundraising skills necessary to excel!

Stephanie Cory has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector since 2003. She has served as a development director, executive director, adjunct professor, and consultant. 

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How to define ethical fundraising
  • How to explain the importance of ethical fundraising to others at your organization
  • How to identify and mitigate potential conflicts of interest
  • How to recognize common ethical issues in fundraising
  • How to establish policies and procedures to support ethical fundraising
  • How to resolve ethical dilemmas using a variety of ethical decision-making frameworks  and published resources

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Real-life sample ethical dilemmas to share with others at your organization
  2. Standards for Excellence code related to fundraising
  3. Frameworks to use to resolve your own ethical dilemmas
  4. Your webinar recording and slides

Learn what an ethical fundraising organization looks like and how to avoid employing fundraising tactics that could tarnish your organization’s reputation and hinder your fundraising efforts.

Stephanie is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  1. As a long-time member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) she is intimately familiar with the organization’s Ethical Code of Conduct
  2. She is a Licensed Standards for Excellence Consultant
  3. She has witnessed unethical fundraising practices in action
  4. She is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and Certified Fundraising Executive
  5. She teaches fundraising ethics at Villanova University

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“The Ethical Fundraising webinar was quite instructive particularly because the presenter is a former fundraising professional who has significant expertise in the area. The usage of case studies and presentation of AFP guiding principles provided excellent examples of each point she made. I highly recommend the webinar.”  

Tamara Nash, Complete College America

“Information was presented in a coherent and relevant fashion.  Thank you for being concise.”

Theresia Hartkemeyer

About Your Topic Expert:

Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE is committed to strengthening the nonprofit sector through education. She has dedicated her career to the sector since 2003. Stephanie has served as an executive director for a health advocacy organization as well as held development and program management roles for organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. In these roles she expanded programming, strengthened infrastructure, and grew fundraising revenue. She has also consulted for a variety of other organizations helping them strengthen governance and fundraising. Stephanie has worked with organizations of all sizes—from grassroots with no paid staff to multi-campus health care providers with upward of $50 million in annual revenue. She is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies where she teaches a variety of fundraising topics.

Stephanie has more than 25 years’ cumulative experience as a board member for organizations ranging from grassroots with no staff to a multi-million dollar international association. She has shared her governance expertise with the Association of Junior Leagues International where she consulted with Junior Leagues across the world helping them implement best practices in their nominating process. Stephanie also devotes time to Canine Partners for Life and the Wilmington Senior Center helping with their fundraising and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations serving as a peer reviewer for organizations seeking Standards for Excellence accreditation.

Stephanie is a popular speaker and writer on a variety of fundraising and governance topics. She has been a featured author in Advancing Philanthropy, Fundraising Success, and Giving Tomorrow magazines as well as published online through BoardSource, Charity Channel, and PANO. She authored a chapter on boards and fundraising for the soon-to-be-published second edition of The Handbook of Board Governance

Stephanie earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Southern California and is pursuing a master’s in adult and organizational development from Temple University.

For more upcoming live webinars to aid your nonprofit professional development, please check here

If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides and Bonus Materials.

Sorry, there are no upcoming live presentations scheduled yet.
Get Invited to This Webinar

Live Webinar Attendees

How many people will be attending the webinar?

Note: An attendee is required for each computer viewing the webinar

Live Webinar Attendee