Giving Compass' Take:
- Members from the Forbes Nonprofit Council work to dispel myths and misconceptions about the nonprofit industry that would otherwise hinder progress.
- Why is it critical for donors to understand and dispel nonprofit myths? How can you take steps to do the same?
- Learn about the myths surrounding nonprofit accountability.
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There has never been a time with more accurate data about nonprofits before now. Despite this, many misconceptions about nonprofits still exist, from the belief that nonprofits “aren’t really businesses” to “nonprofit workers should be working for peanuts.”
Dispelling misconceptions takes effort since people are more likely to hold to their beliefs than change them. Misinformation, if it persists, can lead to poor decisions from the public. Below, 12 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council come together to help break up these myths and explain why such misconceptions are dangerous to the industry.
- Nonprofit Work Isn't Entrepreneurial
- Nonprofit Work Is Easy And Flexible
- Passion And Vision Are All You Need
- Nonprofits Should Limit Expenses
- Grants Are Enough To Sustain A Nonprofit
- Leadership Quality Is Below For-Profit Level
- Nonprofit Workers Should Be Martyrs
- Pay Should Be Below Market Value
- There Should Be A Defined Overhead
- A Single Large Donor Is Key To Growth
- Nonprofits Are Less Efficient And Innovative
- Donations Are The Only Way To Help
Read the full article about nonprofit myths at Forbes.