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The United Way Scandal: An Insider's Account of What Went Wrong and Why (Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance and Management Series) Hardcover – October 22, 1993

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Glaser, a longtime officer of the century-old, nationwide, Virginia-based mega-charity, the United Way, here seeks to expose the roots of the scandal involving the agency's improper use of funds, first revealed by the Washington Post in 1992, and followed by the resignation of William Aramony, United Way's president for 22 years. In this impressively documented analysis of the American volunteer sector and United Way's role within it, the author contends that blame for the debacle belongs not only to Aramony's excessive salary, perks and corporate management practices, but also to a change from 1960s idealism to 1980s greed. While aware of Aramony's flaws, Glaser appears biased in favor of his former boss, frequently praising his vision and dynamic leadership. A final chapter discusses reorganization, as well as measures that United Way's board could take to try to regain public trust and its premier position among U.S. philanthropies.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Glaser, who worked 22 years with the United Way, most recently as a chief operating officer, offers his perspective on how William Aramony ran the United Way as a for-profit organization. In a detailed and well-referenced discussion, Glaser examines the legal and ethical implications of the events surrounding last year's scandal and Aramony's subsequent resignation. Bruce Hopkins, a practicing nonprofit attorney and the editor of Wiley's series on the nonprofit sector, contributes a foreword and afterword, establishing the framework. Glaser presents a study of how a nonprofit went awry, focusing on Aramony's leadership style and the lack of oversight on the part of the directors. He urges managers to learn from this tragedy so as not to repeat it. This work nicely complements Eleanor L. Brilliant's The United Way (Columbia Univ. Pr., 1990). Highly recommended.
- J.P. Miller, GSLIS, Simmons Coll., Boston
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Series: Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance and Management Series (Book 22)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 22, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471591149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471591146
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,289,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Colinda VINE VOICE on July 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for the kind of scandal reporting that titillates, this book will probably disappoint you. John Glaser has written a rather scholarly report on how Bill Aramony ruined the public image of the organization he devoted several decades to building. Although Glaser does mention Aramony's much-rumored womanizing, he focuses more on his achievements, his arrogance, and the failure of others to stop his mistakes.

The book tries to be both a narrative of one man's rise to infamy AND a textbook for nonprofit professionals. Those who are responsible for managing or overseeing charities should read this book for its valuable lessons. Other readers may want to skim over the scholarly research and concentrate on the story of how power can corrupt a brilliant man who originally sought to excel at public service but became too convinced of his own infallibility.

I purchased this book because I once worked for United Way of America, but left long before the 1992 scandal so was curious to read the inside story. I knew John Glaser and Bill Aramony. I liked and respected Glaser. He has written an honest and valuable book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DAP on February 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The book is extremely well written. Completely accurate . Spot on in his discription of Aramony, his ways and those events surrounding Aramony. An excellent read.
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