When you wander through the grocery store, there are lots of products that tie themselves to social causes. The idea here is that everybody wins. But an interesting paper suggests things might not be so rosy for the charity.
"Who can be troubled to read financials? I have to admit, I didn't until this whole thing broke open. Basically, people are saying, 'Don't trouble me with facts and numbers, I like Greg, and I like the story.'"
The most punitive fall outs for charities and foundations worldwide from a Raising Malawi sort of a debacle is the reputation of hardworking, valuable and experienced foundations operating in these areas.
The nonprofit world needs to speak clearly for the common good and to work assiduously toward it. Its organizations need to get beyond their own parochial interests and to find shared purpose across areas of concern.
Our news coverage is so focused on Whites in Shining Armor that people are often surprised to learn that locally run charities are as common outside of the Western world as they are in your own home town.