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Fundraising's ethics gap and a new theory of fundraising ethics V1.1

 

Fundraising’s professional ethics consist of applied ethics – formulated in its various codes of practice. These tell fundraisers what they may or may not do. But there is very little in the way of normative ethics underpinning the codes of practice. Normative ethics would help fundraisers understand why they may or may not carry out certain practices.

 

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Rogare: the fundraising think tank

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    Is fundraising a profession? And does it matter if it isn't? There are two broad methods of classifying occupations as professions. 1. The traditional way is through a stipulative definition of ‘professionhood’ that assesses the prospective profession against qualifying criteria, such as whether it has a code of conduct or a professional body. This is called the ‘sociological approach’. 2. The alternative is the ‘philosophical’ approach, which tries to determine, through argument, whether an occupation ought to be considered a profession. Read the full paper Rogare: the fundraising think tank