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Ethics in Fundraising


For your convenience, you can download the webinar slides here.

As grant professionals, we have grant-related ethics to protect donors, our organizations, and ourselves—all at the same time. It’s important to adhere to these ethics, which reflect the highest standards in professional behavior. Come away from this session with a deeper understanding of grant ethics and how to apply them throughout the grant cycle.

Watch this on-demand session to learn:

  • Why ethics are important to the grant profession.
  • How the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Code of Ethics applies to both consultants and staff members.
  • How to discuss grant ethics with your donors, organization, and other constituents.
  • The #1 grant-related ethics question and how to answer it.

Download your CEU certificate of completion for GPCI and please email to receive your CFRE certificate of completion. We will send your certificate after we have confirmed your participation.

About the Author

Dave, Vice President of Advancement and Consultant with GoalBusters Consulting, brings more than 30 years experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. Dave has worked with education, health, and disability nonprofits throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Dave served on the Grant Professionals Association’s Ethics committee. In 2016, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International recognized Dave as one of the first six Distinguished Fellows of AFP (FAFP). In 2013 Dave was honored as AFP Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive. Dave was appointed to the Brentwood School Board in 2020 and was elected to his first full term in 2021.

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