Respect and Dignity are Not Good Enough: A Common Pitfall in Ethical Communications

If your Ethical Fundraising Guidelines rely on words like “Dignity” and “Respect” to inform behavior and practice, chances are you’re not accomplishing very much. When I read through guidelines for ethical storytelling or ethical photography and come across the phrases like “we believe in treating everyone with respect,” I’m inclined to ask three questions: What is considered […]

Equity: Asking One Tough Question

Michelle DePass, Executive Director of Meyer Memorial Trust, speaks on advancing equity in Oregon. In this post, I unpack one tough question we can all use to guide our decisions around equity.  Meyer Memorial Trust, an iconic foundation in Portland, recently announced that it was appointing a new executive director, Michelle DePass.  While reading the press release, […]