NEWS: New theory of ethics will balance duties to donors and beneficiaries

Plymouth University’s fundraising think tank, Rogare, is bringing forward its project to develop a new theory of ‘normative’ fundraising ethics in a bid to stop the profession ‘making up its ethics on the hoof’ in response to the Olive Cooke case. Continue reading NEWS: New theory of ethics will balance duties to donors and beneficiaries

NEW IDEAS: The gaping hole at the centre of fundraising ethics

Ian copyThe ongoing investigations following the death of Olive Cooke are looking at how the fundraising profession needs to reform its applied ethics. Ian MacQuillin argues that we first need a theory of ‘normative’ ethics to inform these decisions – one that includes fundraisers duties to their beneficiaries, not just their donors. Continue reading NEW IDEAS: The gaping hole at the centre of fundraising ethics

OPINION: How the Olive Cooke tragedy affects fundraising ethics and self-regulation

Ian copyThe tragic suicide of Olive Cooke obviously has implications for fundraising ethics. Ian MacQuillin digs below the media hysteria to indentify what the real issues are, and suggest how the fundraising profession should respond.

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NEW IDEAS: Ask and you shall receive…a sense that you are a more moral person

Jessica SilyeThe idea that donors get a ‘warm glow from giving is well established. But do fundraisers get a similar warm glow and an enhanced sense of moral identity from asking? Jessica Silye wonders if such an insight might affect how long fundraisers stay in their jobs Continue reading NEW IDEAS: Ask and you shall receive…a sense that you are a more moral person

OPINION: Let in light and banish shade – in defence of Band Aid 30

Simopn BurneSimon Burne dissects the criticisms of Band Aid’s reworked version of Do They Know it’s Christmas and finds them wanting Continue reading OPINION: Let in light and banish shade – in defence of Band Aid 30

NEW IDEAS: Moralists at the feast – what really drives public hostility to fundraising?

We all know that many people don’t like being asked to give to charity. But what’s really driving this public hostility? Ian MacQuillin sets out to uncover these deep-seated objections to fundraising.

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