Food for the Poor exists in a subsector of nonprofits that have historically had problems with creative accounting, so it should have known better than to engage in some of the practices that are currently being exposed by regulators and media outlets.
This nonprofit is evidently neither here nor there. Overendowed with overseers and lacking even the basic contours of good governance, it can’t stem its financial losses and lacks a strategy even when it is at political risk. Is this a case of too many chefs?
The leader of a Boulder, Colorado-based refugee charity took at least two wrongheaded notions about nonprofits and quickly ran the organization into the ground, breaking laws and violating the expectations of many stakeholders in the process.
NPQ is very proud to feature Tiny Spark this morning, an independent, nonprofit news program and podcast that reports on philanthropy, nonprofits, and international aid. We hope and plan to have this podcast from Amy Costello and Tiny Spark be the first of many.
Senator Chuck Grassley has released his report on the Wounded Warrior Project along with the notes to that much-talked-about review that preceded the firing of executives Nardizzi and Giordano. The findings suggest the group could have used a board focused on ethical policy before its massive growth spurt began.
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