Nonprofit Reality Shows: Season II

Nonprofit Reality Shows: Season II [Print Issue]
Nonprofit Reality Shows: Season II [Print Issue]
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Nonprofit Reality Shows: Season II: Volume 14, Issue 3: Fall 2007

Table of Contents:

Fe a t u r e s

3 Welcome

4 The Nonprofit Ethicist: A supervisor asks you to “adjust” fundraising reports. What to do? A vendor/sponsor thinks in quid-pro-quo terms that would make you violate your contracting processes—do you cave? by Woods Bowman

6 Once Upon a Time: Every organization has a story we can learn from. What are the change drivers in the organizational sagas that follow? by Ruth McCambridge

10 United Housing: That’s United, Not Unitary!: Executive Director Tim Bolding confronts a nearly catastrophic loss of funding, and finds the way forward where he hadn’t expected it. by the editors

16 The Girl Scouts: Uncharted Territory: One of the nation’s leading federated organizations is in the midst of a massive transformation effort that they hope will enable it to serve girls more effectively while making it competitive in its market. by Lissette Rodriguez

24 Tenderloin Health: Growing Pains: An AIDS organization’s transition from an informal familial atmosphere is a brutal affair. by the editors

32 Coastal Family Health: Built to Last: Community health centers are complex entities with a tangle of professional, transactional, and documentation requirements. What happens when much of the core infrastructure is destroyed overnight and professional staff go missing? by the editors

40 The Ultimate Question: The story of one organization’s decision to close. What were the deciding factors—in fact, what was the problem when no immediate crisis appeared to be looming? by Mark A. Hager

50 ONE DC: A New Chapter in Community Development in the Nation’s Capital: A new nonprofit takes an “innovative” path, but this course has been charted Sonya Behnke

S p e c i a l S u p p l e m e n t

55 Individual Donor Trends: What level of relationship and interaction do today’s individual donors want? by Valerie Reuther

59 NPQ Fundraising Software and Services Directory 2008

D e p a r t m e n t s

F i n a n c i a l M a n a g e m e n t

63 Navigating the New Audit Standards: Be prepared! This article will walk you through the potential traps you may face in our next audit under the new standards and counsels you on how to avoid them. by Kate Barr

O p i n i o n

67 The Charitable Tax Exemption Is About More Than Efficiency: Part of what nonprofits should add to society is diversity. Should this be a requirement of the charitable tax exemption? by David A. Brennen

Te c h n o l o g y

69 What’s in Podcasting for Nonprofits: Is your organization ready to podcast? by Scott Williams

75 ARNOVA Abstracts: A selection of the most recent abstracts from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

76 The Take-Away: A summary of the articles in this issue.

78 Classifieds

S a t i r e

80 Executive Director Surprise: Another axis of evil—the intersection of overreaching funders and their consultant pals. by Phil Anthrop