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When a Charity Closes, What Should be Disclosed?

When a Charity Closes, What Should be Publicly Disclosed?

In the coming weeks and months I want to dig deeper into this issue as it impacts our charitable sector and the public confidence in our work. In the meantime, I thought I would first turn to you for your response to the my first burning question.

When a charity abruptly stops serving its community, what detail of information, if any, is the public entitled to receive?

“What folks say …

…about our relationship and approach to the work is greatly appreciated. The quality of our relationships forged along the way and the success we have shared together gives us oxygen.” – Keith D Publicover

“… Keith empowers the people around him and gives them ownership of their vision and delivery of their defined priorities. Keith encourages individuals to learn, and he assists in their professional development when he sees there is a need… “

Keith is a gifted major gift fundraiser, and relationship builder, who led a team of 4 development officers through a very successful campaign. As someone who worked directly for Keith, I can add that he was an incredible mentor to me, and offered advice, ideas, but always first listened.

His [Keith’s] leadership provided an effective and healthy forum for the discussion of cultural challenges, operating needs, and efficiencies along with the necessary opportunity amalgamation … Keith was mindful of the challenges involved in change and the human needs and legacy structures that the teams encountered and worked to journey through.

He was highly attentive to the needs of both organizations and their people throughout the process and contributed in no small way to the final product and the merged entity that exists today.