July 18, 2007
Habitat's Ongoing Transition
The non-profit's new CEO is making long-timers upset.
Now, The New York Times is reporting that Reckford's new direction is spurring opposition from Habitat local chapters:
Habitat for Humanity International is asking affiliates to sign an agreement that would establish a quality-control checklist, and a new policy gives headquarters a cut of each donation it receives that is earmarked for an affiliate. And the changes are meeting with opposition. ...
"They're contending with what is almost a takeover," said T. Weir LaBatt III, former chairman of the San Antonio board. "They're building up a giant corporate structure run by corporate guys wanting complete control, which is completely the opposite of what Habitat has been."