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Ethical Considerations for EO Practitioners

Michelle M. Huhnke, "Ethical Considerations for EO Practitioners," Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish, National Business Institute.

In this ethics speech, Michelle M. Huhnke advised exempt organization practitioners about how to avoid getting caught up in the somtimes tangled relationships between charities, their boards, their officers and their donors.  Michelle reviewed the ways in which the Illinois Model Rules of Professional Conduct can apply to exempt organizations practice.  She also discussed more generally how EO practitioners can help their clients embrace good governance and an ethical workplace.  Michelle illustrated this discussion with colorful, real life examples of people and charities whose conduct fell short of best ethical practices.  These unhappy tales should help practitioners spot trouble before it arrives.