Praise for The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide This is an important book for consultants and managers who work with nonprofit organizations The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide lays out basic theory about how nonprofits come to be and how they operate, and it demonstrates how important the concept of culture is to understanding this important sector of our society Edgar H Schein, professor of management, emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management This book is a must read for nonprofit executives The authors spell out the themes, beliefs, and assumptions that are unique to nonprofits, regardless of their size or mission, ultimately revealing how culture manifests itself in organizations Darryl A Jones, Sr., CEO, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations This is the book that the nonprofit community has needed for a long time The authors provide a compelling assessment tool that all organizations can use This book is essential to understanding how nonprofits work and why they do, or do not, achieve the outcomes and missions they set for themselves Flo Green, vice president, IdeaEncore Network Anyone who works in a group and relies on others to get things done will benefit from this book Readers will discover how the environment of an organization influences how decisions are made and, ultimately, how things get done Natalie Abatemarco, director of North America community programs, Citigroup, Inc Every organization has culture, recognized or not And that culture plays a powerful role in shaping the way people act within that context The insights, frameworks, and tools in this book will help people become astute within their organizational cultures Brian Fraser, lead provocateur, Organization Jazzthink...
|Title||:||The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths That Impact Performance|
|Publisher||:||Jossey Bass 1 edition December 28, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|File Size||:||689 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths That Impact Performance Reviews
Paige Teegarden's book is lucid, insightful and practical. As a psychologist I am always aware of the importance of recognizing unspoken underlying assumptions and how they need to be understood and made explicit for a relationship to function well. Paige applies a similar approach to the non-profit world. Understanding the culture, the underlying assumptions, in a non-profit organization is critical in a number of different situations that Teegarden outlines in her book - for example, when there is a change in leadership, when there are different underlying assumptions between boards of directors and the management staff of an organization, when two organizations are merged, and also in the ongoing, day-to-day operations of the organization. Teegarden's book brings a fresh perspective on how to help non-profit organizations understand the often unspoken beliefs that can be so influential in determining the effectiveness of a non-profit.
Great addition to the study of organizational cultures in the world of nonprofits.
As a writer and marketing specialist who has assisted nonprofits for almost 20 years, I've seen the benefits of knowing a nonprofit's culture. Organizations that know themselves inside and out are much more likely to succeed than those that do not take the time to discover their own "hidden truths."