Category Archives: Founder Control of a Nonprofit

Lessons to be Learned From the Arizona Fiesta Bowl

Could one man really do that much damage to an Arizona institution as high profile and important as the Fiesta Bowl? More likely, the nonprofit scandal of the year was a group effort fueled by a dysfunctional board. The Fiesta Bowl board bears all the hallmarks of a board more interested in administering than governing the organization. Still, there are lessons to be learned from the Fiesta Bowl’s governance and oversight failures.Continue Reading

Nonprofit Coup d’Etat

We are used to hearing about hostile takeovers of for-profit companies but a lesser known phenomenon is the hostile takeover of a nonprofit organization. Nonprofit takeovers can occur anytime factions develop within a nonprofit. Sometimes incumbent board members are removed in favor of new board members with a different policy agenda. In other cases, aContinue Reading