Code of Ethics: Fund Raising

Purpose

APH’s fund raising provides an important source of financial support. APH’s fund raising program will be maintained on a foundation of truthfulness and responsible stewardship. Its fund raising practices will be consistent with its mission, compatible with its organizational capacity, and respectful of the interests of donors and prospective donors.

Responsibilities

  1. Staff members shall not engage in activities that conflict with their fiduciary, ethical, and legal obligations to APH.
  2. Staff members shall effectively disclose all potential and actual conflicts of interest.
  3. Staff members shall not exploit any relationship with a donor, prospect, volunteer, or employee to the benefit of the staff member.
  4. Staff members will insure that all relationships with individuals representing APH to prospective or actual donors will be professional in all aspects.
  5. Staff members shall take care to ensure that all solicitation materials are accurate and correctly reflect APH’s mission and use of solicited funds.
  6. Staff members shall not accept compensation that is based on a percentage of charitable contributions, nor shall they accept a finder’s fee in any instance.
  7. Staff members will present access to APH’s most recent financial statements to anyone who requests them.
  8. Staff members shall make every effort to assure that the donor receives a full description and an accurate representation of all aspects of any proposed charitable gift plan.
  9. Staff members shall advise donors only in areas in which he or she is professionally qualified.
  10. Staff members, acting on behalf of APH, shall in all cases strongly encourage the donor to discuss a proposed major gift with competent independent legal counsel and tax advisors of the donor’s choice.
  11. Staff members will record all gifts and immediately send appropriate acknowledgements and donor recognition.
  12. Staff members shall, in all dealings with donors, institutions, and other professionals, act with fairness, honesty, integrity, and openness.

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