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Keeping Nonprofits Honest

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After 50 years of starting organizations or being an active member of groups, I realize the following:


* Dependence on large donors.

Grant revenue should not overshadow reliance on membership fees.

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* Board yields to government threats.

Best board members, under pressure, are those with nothing to lose.

* Excessive executive director salaries.

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Our intent is to prove that average people can manage systems.

* Staff shifts from mission to salaries.

Many nonprofits evolve to serve staff more than members.

* Conversion to for-profit.

Many medical-insurance companies began as mutual-aid organizations.

* Lack of communication with members.

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Less information sharing means less democracy, more insider deals.

* Closed or secret board meetings.

Shortcuts for board convenience lead to corruption.

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Paul Glover teaches Metropolitan Ecology at Temple University. He is founder of Ithaca HOURS local currency, Philadelphia Orchard Project, Ithaca Health Alliance, Green Jobs Philly, Citizen Planners of Los Angeles, and many other groups. He is (more...)

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