Source: Network for Good
Change management is a huge buzzword these days, probably because change is a constant part of our lives, and how we navigate it can make or break our organizations. But what does change management even mean?
In simple terms, change management means strategically preparing and supporting the people around you through new ways of doing things. In nonprofit terms, that could be engaging your board in fundraising, launching your first-ever capital campaign, or adopting new technology, like a donor management system.
Of course, managing change in the nonprofit space can be super stressful. You have to gain buy-in and cooperation from your in-house team (if you even have one!), board members, and unpaid volunteers. But first you need to create a strategy and workflow that’ll help you guide everyone along through the process. It can feel a whole lot easier to keep plugging along the same old way, even when that means missing out on opportunities for growth.
Where to begin?