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June 1, 2016
 
Tagged: Center for Nonprofit Leadership, LeadTime

How a Bad Ethical Culture Can Doom a Good Nonprofit

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Nonprofit culture is not a “soft” component of an organization; it is the final word, the informer of action or inaction. When it is not given the right amount of attention, a negative culture can lead to doubt and suspicion by enabling laxness, dishonesty and a lack of accountability. In the worst of situations, a bad ethical culture leads to a secrecy and organizational self-deception. A recent article in the Nonprofit Quarterly discusses the closing of the Healing Arts Initiative (HAI), a New York City nonprofit, and how a bad ethical culture led to its demise.

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As seen in the June 2016 issue of LeadTime.

 
Tagged: Center for Nonprofit Leadership, LeadTime