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    OT: Help for a midterm: tell me a non-profit you think has a bad reputation

    Hey all,
    I go to Lehigh U (we played a strong half against Kansas last night!) and am doing a take home midterm today instead of watching basketball:mad:
    Its for a non profit management class. One of the questions is to analyze an organization and show where they can improve. Im gonna write about branding, so my question is: Can you name me an NPO that you think has a bad reputation/brand!

    Thanks for any help. Enjoy the tourny!

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    [QUOTE=Nyj421osag;3531935]Hey all,
    I go to Lehigh U (we played a strong half against Kansas last night!) and am doing a take home midterm today instead of watching basketball:mad:
    Its for a non profit management class. One of the questions is to analyze an organization and show where they can improve. Im gonna write about branding, so my question is: Can you name me an NPO that you think has a bad reputation/brand!

    Thanks for any help. Enjoy the tourny![/QUOTE]

    NRA

    I'm not a gun owner but I do believe in the fundamental right to possess fire arms. I would never support the NRA, however, on account of a number of its stances. I would support a more moderate organization that more closely mirrored my beliefs. JMO, but if the NRA re-branded itself to be more inclusive and mainstream, they could benefit. I could be totally offbase though.

    You can probably say the same thing, on the opposite spectrum, about NOW. There are probably a good number of people who support a women's fundamental right to choose but would never support NOW on account of certain of their positions.

    (Not intended to start a political debate)

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    Acorn

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    I have a ton of friends that work for this one but how about Habitat for Humanity.

    Originally, the recipients of their homes would be able to go out and get second mortgages (for the cash obviously). That has been rectified but the foreclosure rates are still catastrophic when you think about these people get the house for the cost of the house interest free. You can't even rent a house/apartments for that.

    I don't know if that is a bad reputation, or just a bad business model. Take your pick.

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3531946]Acorn[/QUOTE]

    :D

    Well played sir.

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    Sean Hannety's Freedom Alliance
    [URL="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/19/hannitys-freedom-concerts_n_505294.html"]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/19/hannitys-freedom-concerts_n_505294.html[/URL]

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    how about NOW...I'm sure they're not all a bunch of big hairy lesbians

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3531946]Acorn[/QUOTE]

    + 1 wrought with fraud.
    BTW crash, the premise was a bad reputation, not, I don't believe in their policy.

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    If this is a serious inquiry

    Check out Neighborhood Network Action in Farmingdale NY

    They hire college kids to solicit donations door to door for "environmental" causes. But if you check it out on one of those web sites about charities. Most of teh money goes to administration and very little for their "causes". In fact I think they are under a government investigation right now.

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    This is about to get really awesome.

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    GM lol

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3531946]Acorn[/QUOTE]

    You'd have to compete with half the class on this one.

    An obvious choice.

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    [QUOTE=acepepe;3531957]+ 1 wrought with fraud.
    BTW crash, the premise was a bad reputation, not, I don't believe in their policy.[/QUOTE]

    IMO, the NRA has a bad reputation. I was trying to point out why, but perhaps that's irrelevant. I was making the analogy between NOW and NRA as they are somewhat similarly situated on different sides of the political spectrum.

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    ACORN is the obvious choice. PETA is another good one.

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    I thought that the United Way had some issues in the past few years but I could be wrong.

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3531955]how about NOW...I'm sure they're not all a bunch of big hairy lesbians[/QUOTE]
    what JW you arent a supporter of NOW??? you just want to keep the women down right???:D;)

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    ACLU.

    Even card carrying lefties get sick of them sometimes.

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3531986]ACLU.

    Even card carrying lefties get sick of them sometimes.[/QUOTE]
    +1 million

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    NAMBLA...I mean, there no way they can be a FOR profit, right?:eek:

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    Sounview Health Clinic/Center.

    Actually located in the Bronx so it's not that far from you.

    It's NYS Senator Pedro Espada's non-profit that has been charging the state enormous costs & payroll under the guise of providing afforadable health care to under-income citizens but really has just been a hotbed of nepotism and colleague hiring. AG Cuomo is rattling the cage as we speak and investigating it.

    I know the NY Daily News has been covering it over the past year.

    Obviously the key is to select a company that is shrouded and not as forthcoming w/their books.

    So my question is are you looking for a non-profit with poor transperancy (more in line w/Auditing), and thus reputation, or a non-profit that has a poor business model and thus not as successful as it potentially could be (more in line w/management)?
    Last edited by Gas2No99; 03-19-2010 at 03:13 PM.

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