87. Mark Is the Executive Director of the Save the Wildlife Fund of Harristown, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to preserving natural habitat in Harristown. The annual performance reviews of his staff of 20 are coming up within a couple of weeks, a task Mark admits he doesn’t enjoy, but which is required by the job description approved by his board. His own performance review is also due, and one of the criteria on which he is judged is his effectiveness in raising funds for the organization. This week, Mark has on his calendar meeting informally with each staff member for about ten minutes, soliciting their annual gift to the Save the Wildlife Fund annual campaign. He knows that the timing of his solicitation makes sense, as it likely results in higher gifts than if it occurred during the winter during less than peak periods of organizational activity, which used to be when he carried out this task.
a. Is Mark’s behavior ethical?