CANCELLED – Luncheon – BREACH OF DUTY! Unethical Fundraising Revealed

THE LUNCHEON HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO PROBLEMS FROM THE STORM, BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

 

Breaches of fiduciary duty occur with unsettling frequency in the nonprofit world. Professor Jim Fishman will discuss the legal components of the fiduciary obligation by using some recent examples of breaches of fiduciary duties, and will raise the surprisingly widespread problem in charities’ solicitation campaigns: minimizing the true cost of fundraising. This would seem to challenge or involve a breach of several AFP ethical standards. He will then offer for the group’s discussion several hypotheticals that impose ethical challenges to the professional fundraiser as a fiduciary.

The Association for Fundraising Professional’s Ethical Standards can be summarized in four words: “fundraising professionals are fiduciaries”. The fiduciary obligation presupposes that persons subject to it are capable, at least in defined circumstances, of renouncing the immediate pursuit of self-interest. It is rather simple to describe a person, relationship, or obligation as fiduciary, yet the fiduciary concept is elusive. Infusing that description with substance in a real situation can be a far more difficult task.


Our Speaker

JAMES J. FISHMAN

James J. Fishman is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. He received bachelors’ and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University.  He has been the executive director of two nonprofit organizations, the Council of New York Law Associates (since renamed The Lawyers Alliance for New York) and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.  Professor Fishman is the author of The Transformation of Threadneedle Street, a study of the deregulation of the U.K.’s securities markets and The Faithless Fiduciary, a historical study which examines the enduring problem of opportunistic behavior by charitable fiduciaries, and the inability to create an effective system of oversight or accountability for charitable assets. He is coauthor (with Karen Alinauskas, Victoria B. Bjorklund and Daniel L. Kurtz) of New York Nonprofit Law and Practice with Tax Analysis (LexisNexis 3rd ed. 2014 with annual supplement), and Cases and Materials on Nonprofit Organizations (with Stephen Schwarz and Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer), (Foundation Press, 5th ed. 2015.).  He has written law review articles on nonprofit law, education, and international securities regulation.  Professor Fishman serves on the boards of the Lotos Foundation, N.Y. Common Pantry, and the Trollope Society (U.S.A.).


Thank You To Our Sponsor

 


Marks Paneth LLP
is a premier accounting firm with origins dating back to 1907. With a team of nearly 700 professionals, the firm provides a full range of audit, accounting, tax and consulting services, with specialties in international tax, forensic accounting, litigation support, family office and financial advisory services. Marks Paneth professionals deliver expert knowledge in a wide range of industries, including real estate, hospitality and restaurants; nonprofit, government and healthcare; manufacturing, wholesale and distribution; theater, media and entertainment; high-net-worth; and financial and professional services.

Headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Washington, DC and Florida, Marks Paneth is ranked by Accounting Today as the 30th largest accounting firm in the nation and among the top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

For more information, please contact:
Scott M. Brenner, CPA at 203-975-8830


Reservations

The Fairfield County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will hold this educational program on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. at The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Registration/networking opens at 11:30 a.m., and the buffet opens/meeting starts promptly at 12 noon.

A BENEFIT for all AFP-Fairfield County Chapter Members!

We encourage you to invite a prospective member
to an AFP educational program at a special rate of $40.
*Reservations can be made online by the guest, but the Member must attend the event.
Walk-in guests will not qualify for special rate.
Guests may only receive a special guest rate one time.

  • Contact Marianne Hickey at 203-834-1910, or by e-mail at 
  • LUNCHEON FEE:
    • AFP MEMBERS – $30
    • *GUEST of AFP Member – $40
    • FUTURE MEMBERS – $45
  • We accept checks, and online credit card payments.
  • Make check payable to “AFP-FC” and mail to: Marianne Hickey, 29 Black Alder Lane, Wilton, CT 06897

Payment is appreciated in advance**

**Anyone who has made a reservation and cannot attend the luncheon must cancel by 3 pm on the day preceding the luncheon. If no cancellation has been received, there will be no refund or carry over of the luncheon fee. If pre-payment has not been made and no cancellation has been received by 3 pm on Wednesday, that person will be billed for the amount due for the luncheon.


CFRE Credits

You earn 1.5 CFRE credits toward certification for this event. For more information about CFRE certification, please visit http://www.afpnet.org/Professional/CertificationList.cfm?navItemNumber=554

CFRE Tracker Form

CFRE International has developed this form as a way for you to quickly track (and keep in your files!) the continuing education sessions you have attended. At the end of a session, add up the total number of hours. Keep this sheet and you will be ready to complete your application form. 

 

 

 

 


We thank the following 2018 Sponsors
for making our Programs available:

January 11, 2018 Members Roundtable

MSP Cultivate is a New Canaan based strategic marketing agency specializing in enhancing nonprofit organizations’ mission-driven communication. Our mission is to use the latest in technology, creative services, and production methods to help you accomplish your most fundamental goal: engaging and connecting with your constituents, and helping raise money. We work with multi-hospital healthcare networks, colleges, and a variety of nonprofits. Our strategies increase donation returns on development dollars spent. The result of MSP’s partnerships has helped organizations improve donor retention, increase participation rates, and total dollars raised. Our team professionals bring the experience of veteran fundraising specialists, digital marketing experts, database gurus, and creative artists.

Nils Morgan
MSP Cultivate, 65 Locust Avenue, New Canaan, CT
   mspcultivate.com   203-252-5097


March 8, 2018 Luncheon

 


Marks Paneth LLP
is a premier accounting firm with origins dating back to 1907. With a team of nearly 700 professionals, the firm provides a full range of audit, accounting, tax and consulting services, with specialties in international tax, forensic accounting, litigation support, family office and financial advisory services. Marks Paneth professionals deliver expert knowledge in a wide range of industries, including real estate, hospitality and restaurants; nonprofit, government and healthcare; manufacturing, wholesale and distribution; theater, media and entertainment; high-net-worth; and financial and professional services.

Headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Washington, DC and Florida, Marks Paneth is ranked by Accounting Today as the 30th largest accounting firm in the nation and among the top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

For more information, please contact:
Scott M. Brenner, CPA at 203-975-8830


March 15, 2018 Members Roundtable

 

Premier is a single source printing and mailing company based in Stratford, CT.  We are a provider of transactional and marketing communication solutions locally and nationally. From designing a form to mailing, your work is done in-house in our 100,000 square foot facility. We have been dedicated to helping our clients reach their communication goals by providing the best quality products and unparalleled customer service. We invest and utilize the latest technology to provide accurate, timely and high-quality printing and mailing services. We work closely with our diverse base of clients to understand their goals to assist them in maximizing the effectiveness of their marketing and communications spend. We have been in business since 1984 and employ anywhere between 70 – 100 employees’ year-round. Industries we service include: healthcare, insurance, government, non-profits, financial, education, publishing & home services.

For more information, please contact:
Tom Meehan, Vice President of Solutions
203.214.5161