United Way of America: Governance in the Nonprofit Sector

Source: 
Harvard Business School

Date

1993

Case Study Sector

Management

Discusses the management practices of William Aramony at the United Way of America (UWA). First, the case describes the United Way movement, focusing on both the local chapters and the national organization. Second, it sets forth the Washington Post reports that led to the UWA scandal. Third, it shows how the board of governors, the local chapters, Aramony, and donors responded to the scandal.

Learning objective: To analyze the role that the board of directors plays in governing a nonprofit institution.

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Region

  • Northern America

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