Why Organization's Fail

Organization failure begins at the top. Rotary did not stop growing because people were not interested in joining local Rotary clubs. The number of people joining Rotary clubs proves that. It stopped growing because its leaders assumed it was in the business of supplying humanitarian services rather than in the business of creating Rotarians; they were product oriented instead of member oriented.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Rotary Foundation - Is It Protecting Its Core?

The 2012-13 Annual Report, worldwide membership data according to Rotary Club Central, and R.I. Board minutes reveal a simple set of facts:

  • North American Rotarians account for sixty-one percent (61%) of the contributions to The Rotary Foundation.  Of this, seventy-one percent (71.7%) is used to finance projects in regions other than North America.  For the mathematics impaired, that means that North American Rotarians contribute 43.7% of the funds used to finance projects and programs in other regions.
  • North America's long time (Retained) Rotarians account for the majority of the North American contributions. 
  • North America's long time (Retained) Rotarians are dying off and are not being replaced. 
  • Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation say that creating Rotarians - membership, replacing North American Rotarians that are leaving for whatever reason - is strictly a club responsibility. 
  • Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation say that they cannot devote more resources assisting North America in creating Rotarians because it would not be fair to other regions. 

Does anyone but The Angry Rotarian question this logic?