Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 11, 2018
In the nonprofit arena, like every other sector of the economy, success depends on responding swiftly to an ever-changing environment. Dave Therkelsen, former head of American Red Cross in the east metro area, spent 32 years as a manager and executive in nonprofits. He'll offer his perspectives, some of them contrary to conventional wisdom. Why is it that United Way, once the flagship of charitable giving, now struggles to maintain share and relevance? Can our local United Way buck national trends? Should nonprofits be measured by how much they spend on overhead, vs. direct service? Are some nonprofits too big; are others too small?