THE Red Cross, according to a prominent group currently reviewing its governance, has a dangerous cultural aversion to whistle-blowers within its ranks. Coming at a time when such internal critics are uncovering real problems in the organization, this defensiveness is unsettling to the public the Red Cross serves.
The Red Cross has trouble, to say the least, at the CEO level.
There are vexing questions about the way the group spends the money so generously donated for disaster relief.
And at almost 40 members, the Red Cross board of directors is way too large to govern effectively, according to contemporary guidelines for nonprofits."