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Is your nonprofit worth saving unconditionally?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Saturday, September 24, 2011

I can only think of one time you promise for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. And it's never applied to a nonprofit organization, let alone a business. If your nonprofit has sickly or feeble programs and is in a poor financial state, is it worth saving unconditionally? Should nonprofits rise above our treatment of failing businesses simply because they have a worthy mission?

This week's article by Raylene Decatur, called "Should we strive for sustainable organizations?” is a must read. She and I recently discussed the occasionally misguided goal of sustainability, and I'm delighted she put pen to paper for a larger discussion. Raylene addresses the issue we as nonprofit leaders continue to orbit but rarely touch. Decatur says ... Read more

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Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations says...
Posted Monday, September 26, 2011
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