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This scenario looks at a case of an executive director whosecretly diverts funds temporarily from a restricted grant to other purposes when he feels it is necessary to do so to maintain the mission of the organization. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario looks at a development officer of a college who schedules a discretionary work-related trip to coincide with a personal trip to have the organization cover travel expenses. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario looks at a situation where the CEO of a nonprofit organization is requesting a personal loan from the organization to keep him from resigning. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario looks at the ethics of an executive director ignoring a board resolution that would require the organization's funds to be placed in what the staff member feels is a risky investment. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario is about an executive director who dutifully prepares a budget for her board to approve, and then perfunctorily ignores it, making spending decisions based on what she feels is in the organization's best interests. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario looks at a newly elected treasurer of a nonprofit organization who makes a motion to move the organization's accounts to the bank at which he serves as a Vice President. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario looks at the spending habits of an executive director at a conference who is charging personal expenses to the organization's credit card on her work-related trip. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario focuses on the ethics of the director of a thrift shop who borrows money from the cash receipts received by the business with the intent to repay once she receives her paycheck. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario focuses on a CEO who must make budget cuts, and purposely targets for cuts programs she expects her board will restore or raise client fees, rather than more discretionary spending, such as conferences and staff retreats. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This scenario looks at the ethics of using organizational funds to pay for personal expenses when those expenses are marginally related to the mission of the organization. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario focuses on whether a board member has the right, or should have the right, to have access to the credit card records of a staff member. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This ethics scenario considers the ethics of a hospital that engages in unrelated business activities that compete with local small businesses, regardless of whether the institution pays taxes on such activities. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This scenario looks at the ethics of a nonprofit organization having an investment policy that could result in investments that conflict with the values of the organization. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

This scenario considers the ethics of an organization that finances its operations by paying student canvasser fundraisers based on their productivity, and taking a percentage of what they raise to pay expenses. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

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. Read more

Nonprofit Ethics

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