Friday, December 21, 2018

NPQ: Wreaths Across America: Is a Nonprofit Built on Conflict of Interest Still A Nonprofit?

DownloadThe Nonprofit Quarterly recently had an interesting story - based on reporting by the Times Record of Maine - about the charity Wreaths Across America. On its face, it is a worthy endeavor, laying wreaths at the graves of veterans. The issue is that the family controlling the nonprofit also owns a for-profit company that, you guessed it, supplies wreaths. Indeed, 75 to 80 percent of the for-profit company's business is with the nonprofit. Take a look at the story for more details, including the charity's defense of this arrangement.

Lloyd Mayer

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