Irony & Ethical Execution

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Irony & Ethical Execution:
A closer look at nonprofit behavior code
Felecia M. Daniels
August 24, 2012Fmdaniels7770@yahoo.com Nonprofit Organization Management Professor Jennifer Pryor

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Table of Contents
Introduction…………………………………………………………………….Page 3 Why is a Code of Ethics Important?..................................................................Page 4 Important Ingredients in the Code of Ethics………………………………….Page 4 Administration of the Code of Ethics………………………………………….Page 6 Cases of Nonprofit Ethics Issues………………………………………………..Page 6 Minimizing Unethical Behavior…………………………………………………Page 7 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………...Page 9 References…………………………………………………………………………Page 11 & 12

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Creating a Code of Ethics efficiently will help to close the gap between expectations and performance.

Important Ingredients in the Code of Ethics
“Every nonprofit organization should develop its own code of ethics, writes Doug White, academic director at the George H. Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New
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York University.” (Bermudez, 2010) The Code of Ethics should reflect the policies, processes, and controls of the organization it was written for. One of the most tempting things to do would be to copy policies from another institution for the purposes of attempting to create a “best practices” document. Unless doing so is a true reflection of the principle organizations business processes and practices the Code will not efficiently create the protective shell nor will it help to inspire and direct the staff within the organization. In Kyarimpa’s book review of Svara James’ “The Ethics Primer for Public Administrators in Government and Nonprofit Organizations” she points out the authors statement that “duty-based ethics is inherent in public servants because they enter the profession motivated by a sense of duty to serve.” Attention to inclusion of that sense of servitude in the institution’s mission, motto, and Code of Ethics will do well to infuse that theme throughout the actions of day to day practices. At the very
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