Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Case Study of Board Nonfeasance: Community Action of Minneapolis - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

A Case Study of Board Nonfeasance: Community Action of Minneapolis - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Last Friday, state officials showed up at Community Action of Minneapolis and seized financial records and computer hardware. By 11am, the agency had shut down, leaving programs closed and employees without jobs.
A little late to the party, two members of the board who were appointed by the Minneapolis City Council joined Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) and a few other Community Action board members in tendering their resignations. How they think that their ex post facto resignations will alleviate them of responsibility for their fiduciary oversight or lack of it in the events that led to the devastating audit released by the Department of Human Services in August, we’re not sure.
A Community Action board member named Manuel Rubio acknowledged to the press, “There is so much that we did not know about.”

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