The Looking Glass World of Nonprofit Money
Originally published in Nonprofit Quarterly , March 1, 2005
If management is part mystery and part art, it is also part basic science and arithmetic. Obey the ordinary rules, and the ordinary results will follow. Flout them and no amount of vision or art will save you. But step into the nonprofit sector, and you enter a new and irrational world, where the rules, when they apply at all, are reversed, and the science turns topsy-turvy.
Author: Clara Miller, Founder, Nonprofit Finance Fund