The nonprofit sector is composed of mostly small organizations, many of which know what it's like to fall on hard times. It's different, however, when one of the largest and wealthiest museums in the world faces a deficit of $10 million that may result in 100 or more job cuts.

"... the Met’s present troubles may at least offer some comfort in knowing that even the mighty can falter from time to time. Still, unlike many smaller groups finding themselves in similar straits, the Met will certainly live on to achieve new glories."

-- James Schaffer, Nonprofit Quarterly