Announcements about the demise of White Ribbon in recent days have provoked considerable discussion and conjecture. What does it say about the state of the charitable sector if a high-profile charity like White Ribbon can go out of business?
At this stage, there are still options being explored for White Ribbon, but the fact is many charities do wind up – for a broad range of reasons. In this case, as in many others, I think there are three important issues that merit further discussion and consideration:
- Closing a charity is not always a bad outcome.
- The role of CEO or its equivalent is critical to all charities.
- Boards need to know their role and ensure they have the best possible CEO for their organisation.
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