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Nonprofit Ethics Cases

These ethics cases are from the book, "Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations: Theory and Practice" by Gary M. Grobman. They are all fictional, and first appeared in the textbook, The Nonprofit Management Casebook: Scenes From the Frontlines, published by White Hat Communications.

This is a fictional case about an executive director of a nonprofit organization who discovers that a valued employee obtained the job with false credentials on his résumé. more »

Nonprofit Ethics

This is a case about the last class of a college professor who is retiring after four decades teaching. more »

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This case is about an executive director of a nonprofit organization who is alleged to have written a book critical of the organization and its members' culture. more »

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This case is about an executive director who approaches her board with a partnership proposal that raises ethical concerns of the board's members. more »

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This case looks at a fictional situation where an otherwise skilled executive director is refusing to improve his technology skills that his board members deem to be important. more »

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This case relates to a nonprofit organization executive director who is interviewing an individual for a fundraising position whom she knows engages in unethical fundraising practices. more »

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This ethics case looks at a situation in which a public relations officer faces an ethical dilemma of being loyal to his hospital employers who are engaging in unethical conduct,and his responsibility to his profession to tell the truth. more »

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This is a fictional case study that focuses on a board chair who runs an organization in an authoritarian manner and who engages in questionable management and governance practices. more »

Nonprofit Ethics

This is a fictional nonprofit ethics case that focuses on a staff member who uncovers fraud within the organization and must decide whether to be loyal to a personal friend and colleague or report misconduct, putting himself at personal risk. more »

Nonprofit Ethics

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