Have you strayed from your mission? Time to get back on track
Abstract: Economic conditions over the past few years have forced nonprofit leaders to make many difficult decisions that affect their organizations’ programs. Inadequate funding may have diverted attention from goals and led to program downsizing, or even dramatic changes in direction. Such organizations may need to update their mission, or determine whether they’ve strayed too far from it. If they have, they may neglect what donors and other key constituents want, and could even lose their tax-exempt status. In the worst case, they could go out of business altogether, as a sidebar to this article illustrates.