MANAGE for Change
Successful nonprofits are transparent and accountable.
Targeting positive social change is most impactful when an organization:
- addresses a dire societal need,
- efficiently and effectively applies resources to correct the problem,
- delivers at scale,
- anchors their mission in a strategy that will carry them for the long haul, and
- operates in a way that adds value to all stakeholders.
Managing for social change is an iterative process. It calls for building partnerships and breaking down sector silos to collaborate on a shared vision for the changes needed.
Do you ask?
What are the links between your social impact goals and the direct benefits received by the community served?
Who else shares your social impact goals on your service landscape? Are there opportunities to leverage resources? Create partnerships? Secure new investments in your program?
Do you have the capacity and resources to meet your mission? Do you have a clear map how to get from where you are to where you need to be? To fill the gaps and sustain positive change?
Strategy and Resource Mapping:
- Greater transparency in your social empowerment model
- Consensus building among key stakeholders
- Clear operational plan to facilitate:
- messaging your program
- budgeting for sustainability
- staffing for impact
- Expanded networks
Collaborate with your senior staff, board, and key stakeholders to build consensus on social impact goals and operational programming that gets you there. (Strategy Map tool)
Allow your social profit to construct its future through collaborating with stakeholders, sharing understanding, and committing to specific actions. (SOAR Analysis) Leverage your resources. Build strong partnerships. Amplify social impact.