October 21, 2012
I worked with the Red Cross up to this year--and I left on good terms. In my field, I consistently gained recognition for being one of their best. I tell you this to give you some sense that my critique is valid. It is my single hope that this very important organization turns things around because as it stands, the Red Cross is hands down the most unorganized, ill-managed nonprofit I have ever worked with. I have read in other reviews how the Red Cross made service men pay them back, that's not all, the services themselves pay for the military related programs. So yes, the Red Cross is getting paid for that work twice--and it's suppose to be free of charge. The blood program is a for-profit; with the Red Cross Board as shareholders (Did you ever wonder why the CEO and other executives are on the National Board?). The current CEO has been very open that she wants to reorganize in a manner similar to AT&T--and we know how that went in the 90's. I don't want them to close, fail or fall apart. I just want them to open their eyes to what their lack of organization and strategy are doing.
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