Ethics and Nonprofits Podcast Series
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A2ethics.org is a nonprofit located in Ann Arbor (A2), Michigan. We are very interested in talking with people in our community about their views and ideas on the big and small ethical questions in their working lives and in their community now and in the future. In this series, a2ethics.org talks with several local nonprofit leaders representing health care, food security and foundations, about a range of current ethical concerns, from competition among themselves for funding, philosophical and power-based turf battles, and the debate over turning down donors whose actions do not fit with a nonprofit's mission. In the last conversation of this series, we talk about the ethics of gift-giving during a time when needs are exploding and nonprofits, whose endowments and investments have been falling, are trying to keep up with demand. The main question we are seeking an answer to is: If we have to choose, should we give to people or pets?
||CleanA Traditional Nonprofit Adds New Traditions: The Kiwanis Club at the Flim Flam||Social entrepreneurs. Microfinanciers. Practical Idealists. These are just of the few of the titles given to the new nonprofiteers and venture social capitalists starting up and charging up the world to make it a better place over the last two decades or||2 8 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFair Food: No Longer Just Fried and on a Stick||At A2ethics.org, we may almost be forgiven (okay, maybe not) if we thought that fair food was one of the fried concoctions sold on a stick, that as children we grazed on, waiting to see the prize-winning animals at our state fairs.||22 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFear of Compassion Fatigue: Ethics in Gift-Giving||Charitable gift-giving is complicated. And charities are facing the toughest year in our memory. What should charitable giving be about?Our interview with Laurie Atwood (Kidz in Need Scholarship Fund), Jane Talcott (Campaigns Director,The Salvation Army),||16 12 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocal Farmers in Chief: Working for Food Security and Justice||A few weeks ago, Michael Pollan, author of several works on the food industry and its social and moral impact on our lives, penned a letter to the president-elect, urging the new commander in chief to move to the top of his executive and legislative agend||1 11 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSharing Instead of Protecting Turf: How Can Nonprofits Best Work Together?||It is a common enough complaint. You generally hear it just before the holidays around the Ann Arbor area. When people are getting annual giving appeals by mail, online or lately, by text message. The complaint? "There are too many nonprofits around here.||29 8 2008||Free||View in iTunes|