During these times of disruption and funding volatility, not-for-profit organizations should automatically accept any funding associated with a new program, right? Not necessarily. Even during tumultuous periods, careful evaluation is warranted because, sometimes, saying “no thank you” might be best.
The criteria and procedures for starting a new program should be clearly delineated in a policy, so if an organization does not already have such a policy, this will be step one. A policy provides objective guidelines and assists not-for-profit