July 11, 2014; Pacific Business News

In years past, the question of whether or not to diversify was considered settled—of course your nonprofit needed a diverse mix of sources to be both successful and safe. A mix was considered by its very nature to create less vulnerability, because even if one source disappeared, there was always the opportunity to fill in from another stream…except that is not exactly how it works.

A panel made up of Stephan Jost, director of the Honolulu Museum of Art; Lisa Maruyama, president and CEO of the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations; Joan Naguwa, executive director for HUGS (Help, Understanding and Group Support); Claire Shimabukuro, executive director for