“We just decided to declare victory and go home. Money is a scarce resource, and there are lots of other good causes out there, so there is no point in hitting up our friends and contacts for gifts simply to perpetuate the organization.” Robert Daum, chairman of Out2Play,
Don't hear that very often. Should we?
One of the main criticism the Community Foundation hears about Utah nonprofits is that they soemtimes seem more interested in perpetuating themselves than solving the problem. Certainly not all problems are solve-able - hunger, violence, shelter to name a few. But some, like this organization that built playgrounds in NYC, are honest enough to know when they have finished their work. Other recent examples noted in this New York Times article are Malaria No More and Water Advocates - which at one time was a $100 million dollar charity.
What would it take to 'declare victory' and move on? Any one close?