Philanthropy

Case Studies

International Non-Government Organizations: The Pangea Network

            International Non-Government Organizations (INGOs) are not-for-profit organizations that operate at the international or transnational level. Some of the social domains in which INGOs participate in are human rights, environment, disaster relief, education, health care, development, and many more. Some view INGOs as a core to developing a global civil ...

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Philanthropy and Globalization: Save the Children

International non-governmental organizations illustrate especially significant influence upon the philanthropic efforts of international aid. A long-standing exhibit of such influence is the Save the Children. The Save the Children Fund, more commonly known as simply Save the Children, recently celebrated its centennial anniversary. The organization was established in 1919 by ...

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Contextualizing the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s Evolving Relationship with Small Landowners in Indonesia

Robert Epstein The role of nongovernment organizations in American hegemony has been the subject of scholarly debate. This essay will use lessons from the 1984 Ethiopian Famine and apply them to the transformation of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to examine why an NGO would transition from engaging ...

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International Non-Governmental Organization Case: Greenpeace

Throughout this essay, Greenpeace’s operation from local, national, and international level will be analyzed to understand how its existence played a part in past and current philanthropic globalization.

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Ethics Case Analysis: Minority Healthcare Council

This essay will be analyzing an ethics case concerning a healthcare forum and its relations with a member of the local City Council. For anonymizing purposes, this nonprofit will be referred to as Minority Healthcare Council.

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Ethical Analysis of Medical Service Trips

Nonprofit and other philanthropic organizations face a lot of ethical dilemmas, are often held to a higher ethical standard, and are prone to more criticism on ethics than their for-profit counterparts. There are numerous ethical questions that are associated with non-profits, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations. All of which make ...

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The Ethics of Fraud

On April 13, 2010, Family Connections, a nonprofit in Austin, Texas, was forced to shut its doors forever, thereby siphoning off services to nearly 32,000 people in the area.. At the heart of this picture was the scandal of fraud committed by the agency’s executive director, Louanne Aponte. In the ...

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Empathy and Ethics

Robert Epstein The University of Texas at Austin Tania Singer is one of the world’s most important empathy researchers, but her lack of empathy for her staff is endangering her career (Kupferschmidt, 2018a). Singer has apologized for mistreating her colleagues at the Max Planck institute.  Her lack of personal empathy, ...

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Conflict of Interest

A Dilemma  Ethics is a difficult word to define and an even harder concept to judge. There are many frameworks for determining whether something is ethically or morally sound and no one can agree with all of them in their entirety. Ethics becomes something elusive, especially in the world of ...

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The National Wildflower Research Center

Ladybird Johnson and her wildflowers Ladybird Johnson is one of the iconic champions of environmental protection and beautification. During her husband Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential campaign, she played a significant role in passing legislation to beautify highways, and Washington DC (Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center Staff 2007). Her most famous contribution ...

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