My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for MISSION DOCTORS ASSOCIATION, Los Angeles, CA, USA
It's nice to see members of a non-profits board of directors write to express support for their organization. Doctors helping others is a very noble cause, and the work that they do is unquestionably compassionate.
Who could ever think that a doctor, nurse or other health care professional offering care and comfort would be considered objectionable.
This organization unfortunately has problems that lie outside of the realm of its physician volunteers.
A colleague of mine asked me to check on this organization as he thought he may have erred in drawing what he felt was a factual observation about this organization.
According to the organizations website and tax returns filed and available through guidestar, it does indeed appear that board members are related to fellow board members.
It also appears that of the VERY FEW employees that are paid by this organization, two of the three are related as Mother and Daughter.
In an earlier post when this topic, as well as political and religious bias, that appears to exist within the management of this organization, a general denial was made about at least some of these facts that are now proven to be true.
From what I can see, this speaks to an earlier review that stated this organization felt closed, politically and religiously biased, (as far as Catholic liberal or conservative teaching), and that its board is made up of related entities. It was even more alarming to see that of the three or four PAID employees that make up this organization, two of them are related.
Not for profit organizations are, of course, free to conduct their own business as they wish. That is what appears to go on here.
Nobody is saying that these doctors and board members aren't good people and trying to do what they can to alleviate suffering in the world. What I am saying is that management should lead this organization to prevent the VERY cloudy way of managing it that seems to be taking place.
Just be honest and hopefully open to some friendly advise.
Why would anyone in their right mind want to donate to this organization until it has fixed some of the problems internally, within management, and of course disavows bias.
I did enjoy reading about the doctors who are board members and serve, as well as the journalist and priest who are so passionate about it. If this organization can fix these problems I think it will be smooth sailing for them ahead.