The Unraveling of Donor Intent: Lawsuits and Lessons

The Unraveling of Donor Intent: Lawsuits and Lessons

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This article provides examples of lawsuits that have been brought against prominent nonprofit organizations and provides advice for charities on how to adapt a gift beyond its donor intent when needed.

Originally Published: 5/18/11
Global Topics: Ethics and Accountability
Focus Areas: Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice
Principles: Category 1: Legal Compliance and Public Disclosure, Category 4: Responsible Fundraising