Man, the infighting at Charities is vicious!
(I don't know anything more than what I read in the papers...)
The only thing wrong with non-profits are the people who volunteer for them. No...wait. That can't be right....
I've always been of the opinion that if you have any small group bigger than 2, you have in-fighting. Considering some marriages, maybe it's any group bigger than 1.
Which is why I own a independently owned business, where I make all the decisions.
Anyway, my guess on the non-profits is that they are almost by definition run by committee. And you can't run an efficient operation by committee.
Some of them, especially local ones, have strong founders and/or leaders, who sometimes run afoul of these committees. Meanwhile, the committees sometimes have out-of-control or dysfunctional managements that they have to try to rein in. All pretty much a recipe for disaster.
(And I suppose the opposite can be true -- dysfunctional committees, interfering with effective management.)
Since government is often run the same way, it's a wonder anything gets done.
If it was a for profit business, the dysfunctional leader would destroy the business, and it would just be another business failure, harming only those who are invested in it.
But charities have a higher mission. It ends up hurting those who they are trying to help.
Don't know what the answer it.
Just glad I don't have anyone looking over my shoulder.
6 days ago