NPR’s chief executive and top fund raiser have resigned amid a controversy over how they handled an offer of a $5-million gift from a group of donors who said they represented a Muslim charity—but turned out to be representatives from a fake organization with a Web site set up by a conservative group.
The controversy raises many questions about how fund raisers and chief executives should handle solicitation calls with potential big donors.
We’d like you to view how NPR’s vice president (who has since resigned) handled a lunch with the fake donors, and tell us how you would have handled it. And what should charities and fund raisers do now to make sure they aren’t caught in similarly difficult situations?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, and please stay focused on the fund-raising issues, not your support or opposition for NPR’s federal financing.