Nonprofit Class Resources

Legal and Ethical Issues in the Nonprofit Sector

PADM 4222/5222 Section 601: Legal and Ethical Issues in the Nonprofit Sector

These reading materials are for my University of New Orleans students enrolled in my class.


"A Matter of Trust," The Times-Picayune, Apr. 11, 2010, pp. A1, A8-A10

Paul C. Light, "How Americans View Charities: A Report on Charitable Confidence," Issues in Governance Studies, Number 13, April 2008 Brookings Institution

Amy S. Blackwood, Katie L. Roeger, and Sarah L. Pettijohn, "The Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving and Volunteering, 2012" Urban Institute, 2012

"Senator Grassley's Televangelists Results In" Nonprofit Quarterly, January 13, 2011

“Call for Greater Accountability within the U.S. Nonprofit Sector” Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2007, pp 75-87

David Schultz, "Professional Ethics in a Postmodern Society," Public Integrity, Fall 2004, pp. 279-296

Pablo Eisenberg, “The Buck Stops with the Board of Directors: Or At Least It Should,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 17, 2002

Thomas J. Billitteri, "Mixing Mission and Business: Does Social Enterprise Need a New Legal Approach?" Aspen Institute, January 2007, pp. 6-23

"Nonprofit Decline and Dissolution Project Report," Fieldstone Alliance


Who Speaks for Us?

Dangerous Hypothetical

Follow the Will

Hiring by Degrees


Sample Articles of Incorporation

Sample Code of Ethics

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy

Sample By-laws


Townsend v. Trs. of La. College, 928 So. 2d 715 (La.App. 3 Cir. Apr. 12, 2006)

Audits reveal questionable spending, hiring at East Jefferson clinic


Louisiana Nonprofit Law


AAM - Code of Ethics for Museums

Free Management Library Includes Materials for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations

Code of Ethics Collection

Emerson Center for Business Ethics Saint Louis University

FirstGov for Businesses and Nonprofits – Nonprofits

Independent Sector: Giving and Volunteering in the United States

Independent Sector Homepage

Idealist: Resources for Nonprofit Corporations

Nonprofit Ethics Websites

Research Guide #21-Nonprofit Organizations - Business & Economics Library - UC Berkeley

Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Using Codes of Ethics

American Red Cross Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

United Way's Financial Information

Ethics and Accountability in the Nonprofit Sector


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