- exposing the crisis in nonprofit fraud leadership…a crisis of pervasive and monumental waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement, and malfeasance throughout the charitable sector which costs taxpayers and contributors tens of billions of dollars annually; and,
- seeking reforms that will restore the public’s lost confidence in the sector.
After the earthquake, Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern unveiled ambitious plans to “ communities.” None has ever been built.
Aid organizations from around the world have struggled after the earthquake in Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. But ProPublica and NPR’s investigation shows that many of the Red Cross’s failings in Haiti are of its own making. They are also part of a larger pattern in which the organization has botched delivery of aid after disasters such as .
Despite its difficulties, the Red Cross remains the for ordinary Americans and corporations alike after natural disasters. (please read this article: source) Udate: Based on the aforementioned media report alleging the American Red Cross misspent the $500 million it raised to help victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti has prompted another call for a congressional investigation of the beleaguered organization. A June 8 news release from Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota states that he wrote a letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee saying "the allegations of waste and mismanagement in Haiti are extremely disturbing, and I believe the Red Cross should be accorded the opportunity to tell their side of the story to Congress and the public." (The Chronicle)
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Just over half of all employee theft schemes (53 percent) were perpetrated by employees in senior roles within the organization. Organizations with a high concentration of employee theft were non-profits (median loss of $202,775), municipalities (median loss of $293,717) and labor unions (median loss of $41,599). (source)
- Silence: The Impending Threat to the Charitable Sector (Xlibris, 2011)
- Nonprofits: On the Brink (iUniverse, 2006)
- The Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual, Governance Section