Kenyatta Johnson appears to have a problem. He has been running an anti-gun violence program in Philadelphia. This of course is a good thing. However, he has been running his "organization" without the structure and a tax status that is supposed to provide the public and donors with assurances and some level of confidence that all that he is doing is legitimate. This does not mean that Mr. Johnson hasn't actually been doing what he has said he was committed to doing but the absence of a board and clear records and even the tax exemption status leaves open the question: is he indeed doing what he says he is doing. And, tie this in with a political environment and Mr. Johnson must now face challenges from the media and politicians and the public.
The nonprofit status and structure adds a layer of accountability not otherwise present in other structures.
Lessons to be learned.
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