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Non-profit etiquette question....keep reading


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      Trudy S wrote Jul 20, 2009
    • OK - so I work for a non-profit that has a huge event in Sept.  We have had a for-profit business take over a big part of the preparation and sponsorship solicitation for this event.  They are now trying to ‘take over’ some of the branding issues...not because they are trying to self-promote...they just don’t think having our logo on all the items (t-shirts, pins etc.) is important.

      One of the business owners is now pulling the ‘we’ve done all this work now we should get to make the finally decisions’ gambit.

      I saw this as a potential problem....but didn’t head it off at the pass.  

      Now what do I do?

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      Laurie Zieber wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • Trudy,  

      Are you the Director for the NFP?

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      Tamra wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • Was there a contract created when they were hired?  If so, did it address what services they would provide, and who had final authority for decisions?  I don’t see how a hired contractor has much say in what the final outcome is.  They may insist on some issues, but that doesn’t mean the nonprofit has to accept those ideas if it doesn’t think they are good ones.  Who hired who?  That seems to make the picture pretty plain to me.  

      Unless there are unrelated issues causing a fear of making somebody mad and potential unpleasant there some sort of political thing going on?  (And I don’t mean political in the sense of Democrat vs Republican.)

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      Trudy S wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • I’m the marketing and fundraising person.

      This is not a company who we hired.  They donate their services....they are a magazine who caters to the demographic we want to reach for this event.  They are sponsors.....but they’ve gone a step too far in my opinion.

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