Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., National Office
February 5, 2012
The Susan G Komen foundation's size has made it insular in policy making and understanding its constituents - the beneficiaries of its services, its donors, and the general public. By hiring strongly politically aligned executives such as Karen Handel, SVP of Public Policy, the organization has lost its way and demonstrated it is unable to be objective and stand true to its mission of breast cancer cure and care. The low rating assigned reflects my current observation and not an indicator of its past performance or future potential. The foundation continues to handle the situation in a bad way by retaining executives that were responsible for a series of missteps and has not shown potential for cleaning up its corporate governance.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Fix corporate governance and increase transparency to the public.Remove executives responsible for the current turmoil. Increase the share of dollar that goes to services versus administrative and executive overhead.
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One of the largest non-profit organizations in its field with a very strong brand (at least prior to Feb 2012).
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