Nhs Ethical Issues

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Article one section two: “The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of TCUHS.” The organization I chose to participate and observe it is one that I felt passionate about and would enjoy being a part of. NHS also was known as National Honors society is a high school service learning program. NHS is built on four pillars scholarships, service, leadership, and character. After completing this service learning what makes NHS a nonprofit? To answer this question I analyzed 5 different aspects of NHS. Overview of the nonprofit, ethics, planning, roles, and funding. To get multiple perspectives rather than …show more content…

After completing the hours the biggest ethical issue I observed was the lack of participation. This came from the fact of a lot of the students who participated in National Honors Society, take part because they want to add the activity to their college application. a lot of people join NHS in order to boost their college resume. “ According to research commissioned by the National Honor Societies, 59 percent of admissions officers look for participation in community service opportunities to evaluate a student's character, and 30 percent of admissions officers say the most impressive extracurricular activity is volunteering in the local community.” Which sometimes causes ethical issues because once the students get in they do the basic amount to stay in. So, how do you get those students who are in National Honor Society for the wrong reason to participate. After completing interviews with the Secretary and President of NHS I noticed a different answer to the question “What ethical dilemmas (hard choices) have you observed/identified? How should those ethical issues be handled?” President Anya Menk stated, “Ethical dilemmas are not extremely common within the National Honors Society, but when complications do arise, the advisor, the officer team, and other faculty members work together to find solutions”(Menk). Which differs from the Secretary's response which stated ethical dilemmas happen quite a bit the two biggest …show more content…

In the book, it states that: “Most nonprofit organizations have three separate budgets: An operating budget, a capital budget, and a cash budget”(321). Af for NHS they do not have different budgets due to the fact that the organization doesn’t really use that much funding. The group is solely focused on volunteer community service. The group’s budget comes from a different source. Amy Alberg says “NHS is an activity recognized in our district, so we have a budget allocated to them. We can also fundraise, and sometimes get donations from the organization with whom we work” (Alberg). So, the school funds the nonprofit when the funds are needed which is very rare. I talked to the officers about the financial aspect of NHS and neither one of them really knew where or how they got their budget. Which, I personally feel like a lot of nonprofits might deal with this same issue. Due to the fact that one or a few main people run the budget. However, I think making not only the officers or the members aware is important. Finally, NHS is run solely through the participation of students. So, without participation, the nonprofit could not exist. So, instead of lobbying NHS does something a little bit different. The organization advertises itself or it advocates for itself. In hopes that new NHS members will apply and be able to participate in community

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