Non-Profit Organizations: Ethics And Ethics In Nonprofit Organizations

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Nonprofit organizations are usually assumed to carry out their interactions with donors, employees, clients and other partners in an ethical manner, primarily because not-for-profit organizations are seen as serving altruistic purposes (Ingram, n.d.). True altruism focuses on an ethical behavior that results in doing good to people without expecting anything in return. Thus, leaders in non-profits are expected to make decisions that result in the benefit of their clients, rather than themselves. Unfortunately, nonprofits have recently come under a lot of scrutiny because of historical lapses in carrying out the decision-making process in an ethical manner. Non-profit leaders are usually tempted to carry out decisions in the same way as their…show more content…
Community-based organizations that are funded by governments in partnerships deliver these social services all over the country. While social needs are rising, the money coming into the nonprofits are not increasing. Therefore, it is important to find innovative ways to cut down the social needs or demand or increase the donor support to help the economically disadvantaged individuals in our community. Changing the way business is done at ImprovedLives will help effectively delivery of the services that will cut down the social needs of our clients and make the organization a model nonprofit for other social services organizations. However, there are certain risks associated with coming up with innovative goals as innovation in its nature is experimental. Consequently, mismanaging these risks can easily lead to breaching the ethical code for nonprofits (NOHS, 2015) and legal regulations relating to tax and misappropriation of…show more content…
In addition, social services are not given to clients who give incorrect information on their application. The new ImprovedLives’ customer database system permits the storage of all client information that is easily accessible online by authorized personnel who can verify that clients are not falsifying information to receive multiple services. Protection of the client’s confidential information is ensured through strong encryption and authentication modules provided by the cloud vendor. The organization also tested the Client Tracker software information system during the design phase to ensure the system will work well in all three centers when the project fully took off. Thus, only one user is able to update and add information to an account at any point in time, even though all users can look at the information simultaneously. Consequently, this move ensures the integrity of information in the database and prevents having different versions of an information. The integrity of data is important for accurately reflecting the state of affairs in reports sent to government agencies and other donors. In addition, having accurate information in the database ensures improves the delivery of services given to clients. Similar developments of creating a common database

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