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Overview of Fundraising Norms & Ethics

August 5, 2009

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What norms or ethics do govern and should govern fundraising in the Catholic Church? When The Catholic Foundation has a Fundraising Forum or other large meeting, a question about fundraising norms or ethics usually comes up. A frequent one involves whether fundraising consultants can be paid on commission (the answer is no). Norms and Ethics […]

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Fundraising Ethics from the AFP

September 30, 2007

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Fundraisers are governed by the ethics of the profession. A great list of these ethical norms are published by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). An area of frequent inquiry are the ethics of compensation and contracts (the last section).

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Fundraising Norms (Canon 1262) for the US Church

June 8, 2007

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Canon Law delegates the right to make specific fundraising norms to the Bishops’ Conferences across the world. Here in the United States, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops promulgated norms for all Church fundraising appeals on June 8, 2007.

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Code of Canon Law on the Acquisition of Goods

June 8, 2007

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Canon Law governs the operations of the Universal Catholic Church. Canons 1259-1272 on the Acquisition of Goods are the canons most relevant to fundraising (especially canons 1260, 1262, 1263, 1264, 1265 & 1266).

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