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CEO/ED Peer Learning Network

Topic: The Ethics of “Survivor Porn”

Individual donors love stories about how your organization changed lives, but often these stories border on “survivor porn,” which some believe exploit their clients’ trauma to raise money. The portrayal of people as helpless victims can sometimes have lasting impact on those survivors’ lives, and perpetuate resentment among communities you serve.

In this peer learning session, we will discuss the ethics of “survivor porn” and alternate ways to promote your organization’s message without potentially exploiting your most vulnerable clients.

Free for members

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