Not only is ethical fundraising the right thing to do, it’s the most effective way to raise philanthropic dollars. Fundraising is about building relationships. Meaningful relationships are built on a foundation of trust. Honesty, reliability, and communication help facilitate a trusting relationship. And, a trusting relationship facilitates philanthropy.

In this meeting of the Lunch and Learn series, Chelsey Souza, President of Essex & Drake Fundraising Counsel, will discuss what it looks like to install practical, transparent ethical guidelines to strengthen decision-making while fortifying donor confidence and trust.

“While organizations are aware that a code of ethics exists, many of them may not be really applying it in a thoughtful and pragmatic way,” says Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University. “If you don’t apply it and bring it to life, its usefulness is limited.”

In this Lunch and Learn session, Souza will share real ethical dilemmas faced by individuals and organizations, guiding a conversation that promises not to bore. Join us to lunch, learn, and converse!

Date and Time

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • 11:30AM - 1:30PM
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  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus