Candid Conversations with Linda Hartley

  • 23 May 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual



WID Candid Conversations

Ethical Fundraising: Ensuring the Public Trust, Avoiding Scandal


Linda C. Hartley, MBA


H2Growth Strategies

A WID Webinar to WIDen Your Possibilties


Thursday, May 23, 2024

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Free for Members | $20 for Non-Members

Registration Closes on May 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event.


Have you ever encountered a situation with a donor or charitable gift that made you think: “I know this is legal, but is it ethical?” Ethics plays a significant role when it comes to securing philanthropic support from donors. Institutions and fundraisers must be well-equipped to deal with gray areas and resolve ethical dilemmas quickly. Learn how to identify ethical dilemmas, and principles for resolving them, to ensure your organization is held in high regard by staff, donors, and the public.


Linda C. Hartley of H2Growth Strategies will lead this discussion on the importance of values and ethical decision making. Interactive case studies will be presented with the opportunity to discuss your own experience with ethical dilemmas and related news events. Hartley has been teaching ethics for nonprofits in the U.S. and on several continents for more than twenty years.

Submit your ethical fundraising questions at registration.

Linda C. Hartley is principal of H2Growth Strategies, providing counsel on planning, development, and governance to improve performance, increase revenues, and create lasting social impact. With a team of eight specialists H2Growth has partnered with 100 nonprofits to raise more than $1.5 billion.

Previously, Hartley served as Vice President of External Affairs at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and held senior positions at Bard College, Columbia University, New School, and New York Public Library.

Hartley is the co-author of the book, Big Impact: Insights & Strategies From America’s Non-Profit Leaders. Hartley is a past president of WID and serves on the Board of PowHer NY, a coalition of 100 women’s organizations advancing economic equity.

She holds an MBA in Management from the Stern School at New York University and taught for 12 years at the NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising.

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