Ethical Decision Making In Nonprofit Organizations Case Study

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Ethical Attributes for Decision-making in Nonprofit Organization Every ethical organization want to have all its employees behave ethically and make right decisions whenever they represent as a part of this organization. After read this week’s readings, I found that ethical attributes are substantially influence our daily decision making, especially for professionals in nonprofit organizations. Many of ethical attributes or filters and ethical decision-making models are discussed in these readings; moreover, many of them reflect my personal opinions on ethical decision-making process. First of all, my personal criteria for making ethical decisions is really close to Michael Josephson’s 11 core ethical values that mentioned in Gow Pettey’s chapter 11: Ethical Decision Making. The 11 core ethical values are: honesty, integrity, promise keeping, fidelity and loyalty, fairness, caring for others, respect for others, responsible citizenship, pursuit of excellence, accountability and safeguarding the public trust (for nonprofit organizations). In particular, honesty and integrity are basic ethical values that practiced by most people in daily life, so do I. These two ethical values always come to my mind at first whenever I need to make any ethical…show more content…
It is very necessary to consider everyone’s opinions in order to make an ethical decision. Usually my ethical filters consist of questions such as “If I/ my family/ friends/ etc. were in the position, what will I do?”, or “If I make this decision, what will happens to me or the organization?” Those ethical filters are similar to suggestions for testing decisions from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Rosen’s article “Doing Well by Doing Right”. Asking questions is a very effective method to test any alternative ethical
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