Changes in Ethics and Governance

By Larry Zicklin, Ellen R. Zimmerman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Winter 2010

In 2001, John Ruskay asked several top professionals and lay leaders to plan for the establishment of an ethics committee and map out its responsibilities. The boldness of this effort becomes apparent when viewed in the context of that era; this committee was created before the full extent of corporate corruption became a matter of public knowledge, before the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley, and before transparency became a priority of good governance in the nonprofit world. Ruskay understood that staying out of trouble was a more desirable management policy than finding a way out of trouble. With a decade of work led by John Ruskay, UJA-Federation's standards of ethics and good governance have strengthened the organization and become the source of great pride. They allow UJA-Federation's charitable purposes to be achieved with the highest standards of integrity.

Topic: Morality, Corruption, Organizational Development, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Jewish Federations, Transparency, Ethics, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Governance

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron Chalew, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol.85/No.1

Page Number(s): 200-203

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Zicklin, Larry. Zimmerman, Ellen R. Changes in Ethics and Governance. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Winter 2010: 200-203.


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