You are required to write a 200 words essay reply with a least 2 peer view reference and also a relevant biblical concept to support your ideas.
In case 11.1 A, the involvement of ethical issues were very apparent. The case offers information pertaining to a decision of whether or not to accept a donation during a fundraiser. The potential donors were being accused of being tied up in an unethical situation that occurred in the mortgage banking industry. The donors were being told by the representatives of the organization that recognition could possibly be offered to the donors by way of a plaque on the outside of the facility. Because of the terrible reputation that the donor’s had incurred, receiving recognition for doing something that may be viewed positively may help regain the trust of people in the community. To make this situation more complex, board members want to ensure that the donors are not acting graciously because they want to renew their reputation, therefore they have decided that it would be wise to include a clause in the donor agreement that allows them to revoke public recognition and affiliation with any companies that are discovered to have been involved with illegal activities. The board will keep watch over the situation and the donor, however they will not deny the donor’s gift. It is important that the organization’s board members continue to monitor ethical issues that may affect the reputation of the organization itself. Although donations are vital to the organization’s success, accepting them from people with illegal involvements can jeopardize the organization.
In case 11.1 B, pertains to a donation to an organization in which the donated item is not monetary, but a piece of art. The ethical issues that are present in this study include the expectations of the organization by the donor. The donor is willing to gift the piece of art as long as the organization agrees to allow the donor to have control over the way that the art work is displayed and maintained. Although the gift should be readily accepted by the organization, there may be a conflict between what the organizations mission is and the stipulations that the donor has placed on the organization’s received gift (Worth, 2014). With this in mind, it would be in the best interest of the organization to decline the gift. Any situation that may affect the mission of the organization is not worth getting involved with.
As a Christian, the concept of ethics and a proper standard of business is important. God desires that we behave in ways that allows us to help each one another. Being kind, honest and loyal are all characteristics of strong and faithful Christians; those are also qualities that may be analyzed when ethics are evaluated. Whether the honesty of a donor is being questioned or the ability to openly communicate concerns about conflicts of interest, placing God at the root of all discussions and decisions is vital. The book of Ephesians 4:29 says, “let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear” (ESV).
Worth, M.J. (2014) Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.