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Those 8 articles research all points of the paintings of contemporary nonprofit corporations. The essays conceal issues equivalent to incomes the general public belief and studying from the luck a big gamble capitalists.
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Consequently, the board must devise its own system of measurement and control. Page 34 Based on studies of hundreds of nonprofit organizations during the last 25 years, I have developed four questions that can help board members create such a system: 1. Are the organization's goals consistent with its financial resources? 2. Is the organization practicing intergenerational equity? 3. Are the sources and uses of funds appropriately matched? 4. Is the organization sustainable? Together these questions can offer a framework to help board members provide the critical oversight that nonprofit organizations need in order to survive.
Government did little to persuade corporations to be more forthcoming. In the absence of public information requirements, rapacious corporate chieftains extracted huge rewards for their insider knowledge, sometimes using money supplied by an unknowing public. 6 million loan from the bank for one of his personal holding companies to cover his short sales of Chase stock. In other words, he bet that the stock of the company he managed would declineusing the deposits of Chase customers to finance the unsavory transactionand ultimately profited to the tune of $4 million.
But nonprofits can also stumble, as recent revelations about abuses of funds and organizational inefficiency suggest. Some organizations have rewarded executives with the kind of salaries and perks once reserved for corporate heavyweights. S. family got by on $36,000. Meanwhile, tuition at nonprofit colleges grew by more than twice the general rate of inflation between 1980 and 1990. And then there was the well-publicized attempt by the Christian Science Church to diversify, resulting in a $325 million loss and prompting some constituents to call for the resignation of the board.