This happens in other organizations as well. >>
The FBI coming in or boards selling and consolidating camps.
posted on 01/10/2005 7:13:38 PM PST
(Let us pray for the 150,000 + victims of the tsunami and the 126,000 aborted Children killed daily)
Organizations outside the Boy Scouts. When the Management teams apply Business strategy that don't jibe with the Core Values of the organization. There are typically a lot more charities in the United Way mix than there were when the United Way started. United Way has to slice the pie many more times than it did in the past. To the volunteers the core values of the organization are it's mission and when the Management drops core values for business strategy the problems begin. Basically the Management ends up trying to serve two masters the United Way and the Volunteers. I have a feeling what is going in this case is that the Council's Management has been playing to the United Way side without the Board of Director's knowledge or approval. This in turn has ignited the volunteers ire because of the core value of being morally straight. This is played out across the country in charitable organizations. The volunteers take it very seriously when these things happen especially where money is involved. One case I am familiar with because of moral turpitude and very bad financial controls two secretaries with check writing privileges nearly bankrupted a local chapter of a national charity. The Executive Director accepted the phony financial reports submitted by one of them and the National organization with the local Board of Directors had to call the police into investigate. It was a very sad business. I talked with an old friend who involved in a charity on a regional letter and he said this more prevalent than it appears. Often he said that the national charity will handle the situation, but it is becoming more likely to turn it over the proper law enforcement agencies. There must be federal funding involved for the FBI to be coming into this one.
posted on 01/10/2005 8:15:02 PM PST
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