||NYT National Report: Charities
Trying Mergers to Improve Bottom Line
Noting that donors are becoming more like investors and expecting
a greater return on their nonprofit investments, yet with all of the
natural tensions of a private sector merger but none of the incentives
for individuals to walk away with bags of cash…. and mergers
|| Help Wanted: CEO of the Smithsonian
– a Bird Watcher who can Smooze
A review of the need for increased transparency, accountability and
governance skills of a CEO, and of a governance committee at the Smithsonian
tasked with reevaluation of the board structure around concerns of
independence and fiduciary duties.
||Red Cross: 125-year old Agency Transformed.
Enhanced Governance, further to 2006 report, including:
• Downsizing 50 member board to 25 members by 2009, and 20 by
• Creation of a Red Cross Cabinet Advisory Council