A horse rescue nonprofit in California paints itself as a “lone wolf” operation that is willing to go to extremes to outdo its “competitors” to prevent animal suffering. The realities of its operation may be even worse than what that revealing statement suggests.
Nonprofit conflicts of interest are sometimes difficult to manage, and they’re seldom more difficult than in rural communities, where small populations make multiple business and family relationships all but inevitable.
The tragedy in Platte, South Dakota underscores the need to be especially vigilant precisely when things seem to be going well and everyone knows and trusts everyone else. Circumstances can change—drastically and tragically—in an instant.
The news last year that Somaly Mam was starting a new charity dedicated to fighting human trafficking and sex slavery raises the question of how a damaged icon like Mam can rebuild her charitable brand.
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