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The Key Question: Whose Organization Is It?

The Key Question: Whose Organization Is It?

The Key Question: Whose Organization Is It?

Nonprofits come in many different shapes and sizes; they will be more effective if their governing instruments reflect the constituencies which must be represented to make them work

Nonprofits come in many different shapes and sizes; they will be more effective if their governing instruments reflect the constituencies which must be represented to make them work

Nonprofit consultants and "best practices" commentators often seem to assume that there is an ideal structure for nonprofit organizations that is embodied in a standardized set of bylaws taken off the shelf.

But nonprofits are not all alike. They are formed for many purposes, representing many constituencies, with many subtle issues of control.

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