With PRSSA’s Code of Ethics in place, the teams provided thought out, creative solutions to this situation. In the end, a majority of the groups had decided to respond to the donors through a newsletter. They thought this would be a good course of action because it kept them in the loop of what was going on. Some argued that the donors shouldn’t be told; what they don’t know won’t hurt them. But in the work of public relations, we all know that the truth will eventually come out, and it will be more costly if we wait to bear the news. All of the groups had good research; they understood the situation inside and out. One thing was prominent among all the teams; it was best to have a single spokesperson throughout the entire situation. In a time of crisis you need one person funneling the information to the publics. If too many people get talking, it’s hard to account for everything that everyone has said. Having one spokesperson means having one consistent message. This is essential in a crisis situation.