Who should provide refreshments for monthly staff meetings?

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Question: “I work for a nonprofit organization where only a few staff members occasionally bring in a treat for the monthly staff meeting. We all bring our own coffee or water. Is this the norm for nonprofit organizations? I personally feel that the association should provide the refreshments since the meeting is part of the workday and we are required to attend.” — Anonymous

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This may be something for the next meeting agenda. Since you work for a non-profit, the budget may not include refreshments for meetings. If that is the case, I suggest you do without refreshments, get down to business and possibly the meetings will be shorter and more to the point. You have to be flexible with your expectations.

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Kristi March 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I was wondering what other than snacks can be occaisionally provided in meeting of 25 managers?

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