Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Arnova has posted the summary points of an article entitled "More Theses on Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness"

I read it twice and said, so? This sounds like common sense from anyone who has worked in the field for more than a year. And we had to have research to tell us this?

Don't get me wrong. I think academic research is crucial to improving the sector, justifying our work, and keeping the public and key funders engaged. But what did we learn from this? That there are no clear answers? That management and boards are important? That stakeholders should be talked to regularly.

Really. Huh. Who would have guessed?

If I'm missing something, will you tell me?

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