Salary is a social work issue. Many students and rising graduates ask me what is a fair salary to expect. This is the wrong question. The first question we need to ask ourselves is: how much do we need to live on? Read more

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It is great to be excited, especially if this is the social work job offer you have been waiting for. But it is very important that you take time to do research before and after the offer, so you can be prepared to negotiate an acceptable salary. Read more


This ethics scenario focuses on a former state legislator who serves on both a corporate board and the board of its charitable foundation, and votes to increase his salary for serving on the charitable board from $100,000 to $150,000. 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 considers whether it is ethical for a development officer for a nonprofit organization to reward his staff with incentives to close major gifts, including providing all-expenses-paid Superbowl trips. 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


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