10 Traits That Make Nonprofits Great

| March 21, 2017

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This week's infographic, courtesy of the Horatio Alger Association, a nonprofit educational organization established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among the nation's youth that the American dream was no longer attainable," doesn't break any ground when it comes to the traits that make nonprofits great.

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