Should my community group accept a much- needed sponsorship offer from a business that doesn't share our values? Should I tell our staff that the organisation is considering redundancies? - or should I at least tell the person who's about to apply for a home loan? Is it okay to breach a client's privacy by sharing information I have about her if I think it will protect her from harm?
Ethical dilemmas confront all of us from time to time, and not-for-profit staff, board members, clients and volunteers are no exception.
Anyone seeking expert, impartial guidance to work through an issue from an ethical perspective can contact Ethi-call, a free, independent, national helpline available to all.
When you speak to an Ethi-call counsellor, you'll be talking to someone trained to take you through a series of questions that will help shine a light on the problem you're trying to solve. They won't give you the answers, but they will provide tools you can use to get to a decision that's right for your circumstances.
This decision making process is unique to The Ethics Centre, making it the only service of its kind in the world.
Ethi-call is available day and night, seven days a week. Anyone can book an appointment for a private one-hour call.
Tailored training programs can also be designed and delivered to meet your needs, location and budget. Learn more