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? … Continued
Merryn Rutledge of Revisions LLC s a reliable resource for change management and nonprofit capacity building. Inspired by Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto, I found a new approach to guiding change: I created a checklist. Organizational change is often a complex … Continued
Written and shared by Jodi D. Clark. Portions of this piece previously appeared on JustMeans.com with contributions from Julie Fahnestock, BStorytelling. Collective impact is all the rage these days in the nonprofit/mission driven sector. Community partners from across sectors are … Continued
Think of a metric that captures the impact of the work you do. If you’re focused on homelessness, it might be “the number of people placed in permanent housing” in a given period. Or, if you’re committed to improving prenatal … Continued
Shared on TEDTalks. Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book “Start With Why” — a synopsis of the theory … Continued
Are we the only nonprofit with a heart and mission that is bigger than our capacity to deliver? Sure, we do “more with less”—but isn’t that really because we don’t manage our time and resources in a SMART way? We … Continued
Marty Jacobs has worked with countless nonprofits and government agencies and knows that 80% of all “change management” efforts fail. If you’ve ever worked on a strategic plan and then tried to implement it, you’ll know how hard it is to actually change the way you do business. That’s why Marty is so excited to talk about a useful framework for implementing strategic change. We had a great discussion in White River Junction (at the studios of CATV) last week with Marty and a small group of smart nonprofit leaders about what good planning means and how to overcome the predictable barriers to that keep your people and organization from doing its best work.
It’s called D.I.C.E. — what you need to make your change effort succeed: Duration (enough time), Integrity (quality of the team), Commitment (from the bottom and the TOP), and Effort (realistic assessment of what it takes). This “tool” is informed by a seminal article “The Hard Side of Change Management” researched and written by Harold L. Sirkin, Perry Keenan, and Alan Jackson and published in the Harvard Business Review in October 2005. Here’s more…