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What’s right for the donor?

November 5 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

What’s right for the donor? Using professional ethics to further your everyday work decisions and career.

Presenter: Mark DeWitt, Senior Philanthropy Advisor at Hope College

  • The donor I have been working with for years is now acting forgetful.
  • The donor I work with is grateful for my work and has given me a painting.
  • The donor wants her gift to go to one thing and the executive director wants to use it for something else.
  • We don’t have time or funds to send out an annual report this year.
  • The board wants to compensate me based on a percentage of contributions I bring in.

Do the above statements describe ethical issues or not? What ethical standards does the Association of Fundraising Professionals follow? Why is this important and how does it impact my job? This engaging Friday Breakfast will address those questions and is great for beginning and seasoned professionals.


The Association of Fundraising Professionals believes that ethical behavior fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession and enhances philanthropy and volunteerism. AFP members, both individual and business, agree to abide (and ensure, to the best of their ability, that all members of their staff abide) by the AFP standards.

Mark DeWitt, MM, CFRE, Senior Philanthropy Advisor at Hope College will guide the discussion. Mark began working at Hope in 2005 and served, until recently, as senior director of corporate and foundation relations. He was the development project lead for the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, dedicated in 2015, and coordinates the Patrons for the Arts program, providing grants for all of the fine arts and Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. Mark is pleased to draw constituents closer to the life of the college as senior director for principal gifts.


November 5
7:50 am - 9:00 am
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