It may not surprise someone involved in the smaller nonprofit organizations, that those responsible for the coordination of financial management, be they board or staff, are not functioning as effectively as they could. It may be difficult to attract highly experienced people to work in an organization that cannot afford to pay high salaries, give generous benefits, and not depend on "soft-money" for its future. Even when the agency is able to entice financial talent onto its board, there may still be no one on staff to operationalize the financial strategy of the agency. The agency's programs may be what it is known for but it is the sound financial management that keeps the programs going. It is critical that the organization find a way to assure that such a person is in place.