Basic Board Governance Failures Stand at the Center of the Penn State Debacle

In the days after Penn State released an independent report condemning its leadership for failing to follow up on allegations of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky, an assistant football coach, Penn State become the center of discussion and analysis of governance by nonprofits. Everyone seemed to think that the situation offered many lessons for the nonprofit word.

But as with every big scandal, too often the key takeaways from such sensational stories fade quickly, only to resurface