I am so horrified to learn that Federal Election Commission (FEC) political contribution data is forbidden for use by nonprofit and higher education organizations for fundraising. Doesn’t every wealth screening company in our sector make use of this information? What’s an ethical researcher to do?
Is it ethical for college fundraisers to speak with admissions officers regarding children of wealthy donors? Learn more about the specifics of student privacy and fundraising in this “Ask the Ethicist” column.