February 2, 2011; Source: Daily Herald | In this query, Miss manners is asked if a museum, having been offered a well respected artist’s piece by a donor by mail, is obliged to answer the letter sent by said donor whether or not they want the piece. The answer was an emphatic yes! Miss Manners was quite suitably outraged, urging the donor to take her business elsewhere. Small reminder.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is Editor in Chief of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.