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Hospice Care for Nonprofits, Part 2: The Board’s Role

Because not every group is designed to last forever, I recently shared a post about end-of-life care for nonprofit organizations.


Hospice Care for Nonprofits: Diagnosis and Treatment

How healthy is your organization?

What’s your trajectory? Are you growing, shrinking, or treading water? What’s the energy level among staff and board? Is your mission still relevant and inspiring?

More than a decade ago, I participated in volunteer training at our local hospice agency. As the Great Recession rolled through the economy, I found myself applying the lessons of hospice to my work with nonprofits.

Not every organization is meant to live forever—and that’s OK. In this post, we’ll discuss how to determine if your organization is dying and what to do about it. A future post will cover the board’s role in end-of-life decisions.


  Your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar has a new Demographics section.