• Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE

    See also the articles about the Komen fiasco in the March 22, 2012 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For the nonprofit sector, there’s lots to learn from this situation. Things like: An organization’s values and the role values play in decision-making. The quality of decision-making. Limitations of management and the role of the board (governance) in certain decisions. Planning for PR results. Planning for social media response. And more. As a long-time donor to Planned Parenthood Federation of America and my local Planned Parenthood affiliate – and as a board member of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England – this experience has been very informative.

  • Julie

    Perhaps I missed it, but as PP has taken some major hits this year as American’s have discovered that PP doesn’t protect underage women from statutory rape, incest, forced abortions, or trafficking or provide mammograms and provides the majority of abortions in the US (a majority of Americans think that abortion should be illegal), I’m not sure how it can be inferred from the information above that Komen’s reputation dropped because they decided to stop supporting PP and not because Americans actually found out that Komen had been supporting PP…

  • Mary Christine

    Komen took a hit with me for the following reasons:

    1. I had no idea they were funding Planned Parenthood. Clearly, breast exams are not PP’s mission, and I doubt that one person ever went there for a breast exam. Why not fund breast exams at the local gas station?

    2. I had respect for their courageous decision to defund PP (for about 20 minutes).

    3. I think anyone can see how desperate and spineless it was to rescind their decision.

    I am sure I am not alone in these conclusions, but of course, if answering a survey (which I have done about this), they don’t ask for any nuances. Just whether or not you have a more or less favorable opinion about SGK than before this debacle.