Courageous Conversations: Is it Legal, Ethical and Smart?


October 25, 2021
4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s ethical, just because it’s ethical doesn’t mean it’s smart.

Ethics is a constant, fundamental concern at the very heart of philanthropy, not because people in this sector are routinely unethical, but rather because philanthropy carries a special ethical and moral status in our society. ( Donors and regulators set a very high bar for NPOs – and it keeps getting higher!

In your daily work, how do you anticipate in advance and make a plan for the ethical dilemmas you know you will face, so you have an approved action plan? How do you see an unplanned ethical dilemma coming? How do you handle it? How does agency administration and the board want to handle it? What about all of the ‘gray areas’? Join AFP Las Vegas and philanthropy ethics expert Robbe Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, to learn how to navigate the ethical waters that happen in our profession. Be prepared to be amazed! Bring your questions and experiences, now is the time to get the answers!

OBJECTIVES: Participants will explore:

  1. Brief review of the seven typical areas of work that give rise to ethical dilemmas.
  2. Approaches and practices to protect your mission, brand, organization, yourself, and your staff.
  3. If you don’t have a plan to decide whether or not you need to return money, strip a naming from a building or named fund, how do you start the internal dialogue before confronted with a tainted donor whose actions can harm your brand?
  4. Can your organization be ethical without being diverse or inclusive?

Presented by:

Robbe HealyRoberta (Robbe) A. Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE has practiced philanthropic fundraising and non-profit management for more than 35 years. She is an accomplished fundraising generalist with a successful track record of establishing new development offices, board, and volunteer training. She is Vice President for Philanthropy of Simpson Senior Services as well as a founding member of Aurora Philanthropic Consulting. She has served numerous faith-based organizations as Chief Development Officer. She chaired the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals International (AFP) 2009-10 and completed twelve years of Board service in December 2012. She served as a founding member of the LeadingAge Philanthropy Network. In 2001 the Greater Philadelphia Chapter/AFP named her Fundraising Executive of the Year. She earned a BS in Education from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, and an MBA from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania where she is a member of the adjunct faculty. She was the 75th individual to achieve the ACFRE, Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive credential and holds a Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrators License (NHA). A Rotarian, she is President of the Rotary Club of Greater West Chester Sunrise in West Chester, PA. A sought-after international speaker and presenter, she earned the AFP Master Teacher designation in 2000, the first year it was awarded, and has been designated a Faculty Star by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She is the 2013 recipient of the AFP International Barbara Marion Award for outstanding leadership.


Event Details

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Date: October 25, 2021

Start time: 04:00 p.m. PDT

End time: 05:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Online Webinar