We’ve all had experiences with nonprofit leadership who would do almost anything
for funding. But have you considered the ethical implications that can go along with the ‘money at all costs’ mindset? I’m talking about things like: How far is your agency willing to go? Would they misrepresent revenue to funders? Would they inflate the numbers served so it appeared they were helping more people than they really were? Welp. Luckin Coffee (LC) boldly went there
and got caught. But there is much to learn from the error of their ways, so let’s take a look at LC’s actions through the eyes of a grants professional to examine the ethics (or lack thereof) of it all.