that the development organizations didn’t play together as well there as they do here.”

Mr. Bendis responded to that issue by mentioning the “three C’s” that can cause conflict among organizations. One, who gets the most cash; two, who’s in control, and of what; and three, who is getting the credit for positive results. “Some symptoms of these problems can be mission creep from one organization to another; funders starting to balk at different organizations lining up at the door for similar missions, rather than coming in together; and the cash barrier that challenges not-for-profits at the state and regional levels. “One of the greatest challenges is that all the NGOs have to demonstrate that they are doing an effective job on providing a return on investment for stakeholders in order to keep them happy.”

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