CHAPTER SEVENETHICAL NONPROFIT MANAGEMENTCORE VALUES AND KEY PRACTICES

Thomas H. Jeavons

Since the mid-1980s, scandals in the nonprofit sector and the corporate world have given rise to heightened concerns about ethics, accountability, and public trust for all types of organizations. Charitable organizations and those who run them have behaved badly on occasion before, but they have probably never received such intense public scrutiny as over the last quarter-century. Now, in an era of twenty-four-hour news networks, Internet news feeds, and social media, even small missteps can become major public relations nightmares. Moreover, the public's readiness to believe the worst about most institutions has been reinforced by the pervasive evidence ...

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