Essay about The Nkf Scandal

1426 Words Oct 16th, 2010 6 Pages
Nanyang Technological University[Type the company address]
Yi Theng Lim
Organization Behavior & Design Case Ethical Analysis
NKF Singapore: Anatomy of a Crisis

In July 2005, Singapore was shaken by a scandal involving the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the nation’s largest charity. The scandal had surfaced many ethically controversial practices by NKF. In this paper, I will be focusing on the dilemmas surrounding NKF’S operations structure and evaluate them from various theoretical perspectives to present a more holistic view of the issue.

Unlike most charities in Singapore, NKF operated as a professionally run, non-profit organization (NPO), where professional fund-raisers were
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In addition, the government and NKF should educate the public to become more intelligent and discerning donors so that self-regulation of the charity sector can be carried out in tandem with government regulation. This way, NPOs would be more motivated to be accountable towards the public.

The charities regulatory framework should also be revamped and more stringent regulations should be put in place to prevent similar events from occurring in the future.

Word count: 1000 words

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