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What to do about tension between Headquarters and Affiliate offices

If you work for a nonprofit which has offices all over the country or world, you may have noticed some tension between the headquarters and its affiliate offices, or even between different affiliate offices when “turf wars” arise. In Season 4 Episode 11, the Nonprofit Jenni Show podcast addresses this natural tension to compare the positive and negative aspects of working for a far-reaching charity organization. Two anonymous nonprofit employees offer their perspectives on what it’s like to work for the home office, for an affiliate office, and even overseas where cultural norms are completely different. They also provide advice on how you can work within the system to improve relations among your staff and between offices.