Mark A. Hager is the former Director of the Center for Community and Business Research, a unit of the Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is now Associate Professor of Nonprofit Studies at Arizona State University.
This case study looks at the factors that led up to the International Museum of Women’s (IMOW) decision to merge with the Global Fund for Women (GFW) in March of 2014. If IMOW was so successful in achieving its mission and advancing global gender equity, what events led to its decision to merge? This mini–case study is part five of a series of studies featured in NPQ’s winter 2014 edition, “Births and Deaths in the Nonprofit Sector.” Click here to read part one, part two, part three and part four.
This article presents the authors’ top picks for how best to destroy your organization. Of course, if you want your nonprofit to thrive, you should avoid the pitfalls described in these pages. But, the authors warn, this won’t be easy to do, as, “Killing a nonprofit takes less effort than making one really effective.”
Most nonprofits dream, at some point, about that endowment that would ensure their stability from year to year. But endowments aren’t for every nonprofit. This article walks the reader through their up and downsides.
Author Mark A. Hager presents a detailed examination of how U.S. nonprofits are reporting–and often underreporting–grant proposal writing expenses, arguing that a more accurate accounting would benefit both individual organizations and the sector as a whole.