Winter 2007 – Digital Issue

Winter 2007 – Digital Issue

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Nonprofit Behaviors and Misbehaviors

Winter 2007: Volume 14, Issue 4


  • Welcome

  • The Nonprofit Ethicist
    Church shenanigans—a tax avoidance scheme. Husband and wife on the same board, why not? by Woods Bowman

  • Not a Spin-Free Zone: Reflections on the Utility and Price of Nonprofit Spin
    Internalized spin is something that nonprofits excel at and it gets in the way of effectiveness! by Jeanne Bell

  • Peak Performance: Nonprofit Leaders Rate Highest in 360-Degree Reviews
    Sit down and take a deep breath. In this groundbreaking study, nonprofit leaders are rated more highly by their managers, peers, direct reports, and others compared to for-profit leaders. by Jean R. Lobell and Paul M. Connolly

  • What Makes Powerful Nonprofit Leaders
    A Commentary, by Jim Collins. The world-renowned author of the classic management books, Built to Last and Good to Great explains why nonprofit leaders may be perceived as more capable than for-profit leaders by those with whom

  • How to Steal from a Nonprofit: Who Does It and How to Prevent It
    What do we really know about fraud in nonprofits? by Janet Greenlee, Mary Fischer, Teresa Gordon, and Elizabeth Keating

  • Assessing Fraud Risk
    The authors present questions that every organization should ask when determining fraud risk. by Joseph T. Wells and John D. Gill

  • The Whistle-blower: Policy Challenges for Nonprofits
    Can you depend on a whistle-blower policy to encourage people to question practices that may put the organization or clients at risk? by Scott Harshbarger and Amy Crafts

Special Supplement

  • Ensuring a Successful Consulting Engagement
    What do you need to know when engaging a consultant? by Ruth McCambridge and Lissette Rodriguez
  • NPQ Consulting Services Directory 2007


Planning and Evaluation

  • The United Way’s Way or Bust
    One of the nonprofit sector’s flagship organizations and a cultural icon has another new strategy. Will it work? by Rick Cohen


  • Government Funding and Community Representation on Nonprofit Boards: The Bargain We Strike
    Government funding changes the composition of boards and the way nonprofits function. What can you do about it? by Chao Guo


  • Organizational Culture Checkup: An Interview with Erline Belton
    When an organization’s culture needs to be revitalized, the starting point needs to be each member’s own behavior. by Lissette Rodriguez

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

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

  • Classifieds


  • Spoiled by Democracy
    Phil digs deep as a lobbyist for the universities of his state and comes out smelling like roses. by Phil Anthrop