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        • Practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust
        • Act according to the highest goals and visions of their organizations, professions, clients and consciences
        • Put philanthropic mission above personal gain;
        • Inspire others through their own sense of dedication and high purpose
        • Improve their professional knowledge and skills, so that their performance will better serve others
        • Demonstrate concern for the interests and well-being of individuals affected by their actions
        • Value the privacy, freedom of choice and interests of all those affected by their actions
        • Foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values and treat all people with dignity and respect
        • Affirm, through personal giving, a commitment to philanthropy and its role in society
        • Adhere to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations
        • Advocate within their organizations adherence to all applicable laws and regulations
        • Avoid even the appearance of any criminal offense or professional misconduct
        • Bring credit to the fundraising profession by their public demeanor
        • Encourage colleagues to embrace and practice these ethical principles and standards
        • Be aware of the codes of ethics promulgated by other professional organizations that serve philanthropy