Leadership And Organizational Culture
Nonprofits and philanthropic organizations benefit from broad participation in important discussions and decision making. By engaging diverse groups of people who care about the organization’s work and the people it serves, from perspectives inside and outside the organization, nonprofits and philanthropies are able to mobilize support, learn from peers, and respond to community concerns. Nonprofits and philanthropic leaders have a complex task, carrying out challenging missions with limited resources and sometimes conflicting demands, in the midst of constantly evolving networks of organizational and personal relationships. Open and interactive leadership practices and organizational cultures strengthen the ability of nonprofits and philanthropies to interpret and adapt to opportunities in this shifting environment and to make the most effective use of the ideas and resources available in their organizations, networks, and communities.