‘Three Cups of Tea’ Author to Repay Charity
April 6, 2012
Guest commentator: Alnoor Ebrahim
Topic: Result of probe into Greg Mortenson’s charity
The Montana attorney general’s office has reached a settlement with author and philanthropist Greg Mortenson, and his non-profit Central Asia Institute. While a year-long probe found “serious internal problems” in the charity’s management, the attorney general says the settlement allows CAI to continue with what he describes as a “worthwhile” mission…
DANIEL BOROCHOFF: Unless I see a true independent board of responsible people that are not directly connected and aren’t sycophants of Greg Mortenson, I’m not convinced.
ALLISON KEYES: Daniel Borochoff is president of Charity Watch, and was among the first to raise red flags about the charity’s financial dealings.
Harvard business school Professor, Alnoor Ebrahim, agrees with his assessment.
ALNOOR EBRAHIM: You really want a board, ideally, to serve a public purpose, a board that is going to be willing to challenge the leadership on the organization instead of acquiescing.