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Ethical Issues in Agency Resource Development: Implications for Social Administration

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About the Course:

As nonprofit human service agencies become increasingly involved in financial resource development they will face issues that can potentially compromise the ethical conduct of such activity. The authors discuss six issues that can potentially compromise ethical resource development and they examine the implications they may create for social administration. The six issues are (a) the ambiguity of organizational identity, (b) the portrayal of the agency’s cause and its relationship to fund development strategy, © resource development as cause-oriented advocacy, (d) the potential vulnerability of the donor, (e) the nature and content of the resource development plea or request, and (f) the provision of adequate information to potential donors. An agency can empower potential donors by respecting their personal situations, including their vulnerability to manipulation, and by equipping them with the understanding and information they need to make good decisions about whether and what to contribute.

I. Background and Nature of the Problem
II. Resource Development Issues
III. Conclusion

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Ethical Issues in Agency Resource Development: Implications for Social Administration created by David P. Moxley and Laurie Bueche

Publication Date:

2002 /Vol. 83, No. 3

Course Material Authors

David P. Moxley

School of Social Work
Wayne State University

Laurie Bueche

Senior Manager
Development and Public Relations
Volunteers of America of Greater Lansing

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about ethical issues. It is appropriate for participants with all levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. describe some approaches for empowering potential donors.

  2. describe implications of these six issues for social administration.

  3. identify six issues that can potentially compromise ethical resource development for non-profit human service organizations.

Ethical Issues in Agency Resource Development:Implications for Social Administration

Ethical Issues in Agency Resource Development:Implications for Social Administration

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Course Number 100790
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