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Next Generation Ethics for Fundraising Professionals

Monday, Mar. 26, 2012

"Many young people expect their business or organization to have some sense of values to provide for them," Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson told "Advancing Philanthropy" magazine for an article on Millenials in nonprofit advancement careers.

"Young people presume that the ethics of the real world are very loose," he continues.  "They go into a job, first wanting to be successful.  That's their single strongest motivator.  The majority has concluded that, to do that, you have to do a lot of exaggerating and cutting of ethical corners because that's what happens in the real world.  Members of this generation want to live lives of integrity but don't know how, and they suspect that only those who are willing to compromise can be successful professionally.