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What are the Ethical Principles with which Philanthropy Solutions, LLC. goes about its work as a Fundraising Consultant?

The ethical principles and standards by which we practice are derived from the Asssociation of Fundraising Professionals as follows:

Philanthropy Solutions, LLC. is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. AFP has a Code of Ethics for Fund Raisers and a set of Standards of Practice, to which Philanthropy Solutions, LLC. subscribes and which we practice in our work with charitable organizations.

This Code of Ethics is presented here for the benefit of those who wish to view it.  It is our way of allowing ourselves to be held accountable to our peers in the fund raising profession, and to the public charities we serve.

Members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals aspire to...

1. Practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust.
2. Act according to the highest standards and visions of their organization, profession and conscience.
3. Put philanthropic mission above personal gain. Inspire others through their own sense of dedication and high purpose.
4. Improve their professional knowledge and skills, so that their performance will better serve others.
5. Demonstrate concern for the interests and well-being of individuals affected by their actions.
6. Value the privacy, freedom of choice and interests of all those affected by their actions.
7. Foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values, and treat all people with dignity and respect.
8. Affirm, through personal giving, a commitment to philanthropy and its role in society.
9. Adhere to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
10. Advocate within their organizations, adherence to all applicable laws and regulations.
11. Avoid even the appearance of any criminal offense or professional misconduct. 
12. Bring credit to the fundraising profession by their public demeanor.
13. Encourage colleagues to embrace and practice these ethical principles and standards of professional practice.

14. Be aware of the codes of ethics promulgated by other professional organizations that serve philanthropy.

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