Nonprofit managers can often lose sight of the fact that a noble mission and the best of intentions can run afoul of simple human nature. Not all employees are giving it 110 percent all of the time, and some might not be giving half of that half of the time. Even when people are trying their hardest, they can make ordinary human mistakes.
In his book “The Zen of Fundraising” Ken Burnett wrote that dealing with people can be rewarding and successful, but there are five cautions leaders should keep in mind:
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