How We Work
As a non-profit institution dedicated to the advancement of ethics across
all sectors it is imperative that we employ a blended funding strategy.
Our funding primarily comes from foundation giving, individual philanthropic
support, and income from our training and consulting services.
Typically, foundations support our organization in one of three ways: Grant
funded research, project sponsorship, or general operating support. This
model allows the Institute to extend its services to individuals and groups
who otherwise could not secure the resources to collaborate with IGE as
well as provides IGE with the resources to expand its intellectual contribution
to the field of Applied Ethics.
Individual giving is a cornerstone of IGE's funding. The Institute
is deeply grateful for the partnership of individuals whose contributions
help ensure our financial stability. This type of support helps to underwrite
much of the day-to-day operations at the Institute allowing IGE to provide
ethics training and consulting in a variety of settings. If you're
an individual who has enjoyed IGE's work, please support us with a
Ways to give:
Training & Consulting Services
At the Institute for Global Ethics, we believe that one cannot limit grappling
with moral issues to after-business hours or weekend retreats. Ethics
is everywhere and truly matters on every level and every instance. The
training and consulting services provided by IGE illuminates for individuals
the need for ethics and how each of us can do better. Individuals and
organizations are capable of developing what we call "ethical fitness"—which,
like physical fitness, keeps you in mental and moral shape to recognize
and address ethical dilemmas.
As a non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-profit organization our only agenda
is ethics. IGE staff and trainers are expert at:
- Building awareness about the ethical climate of the world today;
- Guiding groups of individuals to discover their shared ethical values—the
foundation for developing a common language; and
- Providing practical tools to help people stop and think about the choices
they make every day—we often refer to this as principled decision making.
What follows from our
consulting services is more thoughtful choice making.