The Western PA Chapter of AFP (AFPWPA) has created a Blog to discuss ethics in fundraising. The purpose of the Blog is to collect ethical dilemmas. These postings will be reviewed, clustered into themes, and discussed at the October program, “Real Life Ethical Dilemmas,” with Elliot S. Oshry, CFRE. Specifically, we want you to share your actual ethical dilemmas with others.

This Blog is for information only. Please note that no advice or suggestions will be provided by AFPWPA, and that no advice or suggestions about your dilemma will be posted to the Blog from your colleagues. The postings are to stimulate thought and to help ground Elliot’s presentation in your realities. If you have an ethical dilemma that cannot wait until October, please contact Paulette Maehara, CFRE, CAE, President and CEO of AFP International. She may be reached at

So log on to, follow the instructions, and submit your dilemma(s). All information submitted is subject to review prior to final posting to ensure that it does not contain any inappropriate content (including the names of actual people!). You can post anonymously.

Questions? Please contact Margaret Zabo at