'Culture' is a term that nonprofits are using more and more. But what exactly is organisation culture? And how can it help attract, engage, and retain employees? The term ‘organisation culture’ has gained popularity because leaders at all kinds of organisations understand that culture is linked to impact, performance, and well-being.
A prerequisite for any aspiring changemaker should be an understanding of the environment in which they operate, and how that environment could be modified for the better. Research on a sector is thus invaluable to those who wish to design a targeted intervention. Of course, ground-breaking, primary research which is
In Svarya’s experience, “strategic plan” and “business plan” are probably amongst the terms most often put to leaders of social organizations, especially growing ones. Strategic planning, sometimes used interchangeably with business planning, is a means for an organization to articulate what it will do over a period of time, for
There is an important distinction to be made between managing change and making it happen. It is the difference between a team that responds to change by trying to survive, and one that looks for opportunities to move faster towards a goal. Which team would you rather be a part
Notes on leadership: Part 2 "I’m the head of this organization. I have to embody the mission or else I’m just a hypocrite." The statement stands out as one of the most powerful that I’ve heard in a coaching session. The person had been hired to turn around an organization