A Nonprofit Tragedy
trag-e-dy – [traj-i-dee] A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances.
– American Heritage Dictionary, 2000 edition
I continue to be disturbed by the information coming out about the lack of the Second Mile’s due diligence and board governance. None of these issues is, of itself, necessarily major, disqualifying, or otherwise suspect; however, they are departures from what is generally considered "best practice" in nonprofit governance and management. These issues – common on many boards – created an environment that Jerry Sandusky could easily manipulate.
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ACA Coverage Flowchart
The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) releases a new one-page flow chart showing the pathways to coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2014. This flow chart provides a high-level picture of the ways that people will obtain health coverage in 2014, assuming the Act is implemented as it exists today.
The flow chart is available online.