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Leading Values-Based Culture in Nonprofit Organizations

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Organizational cultures are built either passively or intentionally. What kind of organizational culture would you like to work in or better yet, what kind of culture would like to lead? Successful leadership of nonprofit organizations depends to a greater degree than is generally recognized on how closely institutional practice aligns with professed public values. Presuming a basic grounding in the structures and roles of the nonprofit work, this course explores the values that lie behind them, drawing on the instructor’s extensive experience managing national, statewide and community based organizations with an emphasis on social justice and human rights groups as well as a series of case studies from other nonprofits, positive and negative, and relevant literature. Expect  a class on managing board-staff relations; looking at your organizational budget as a moral document and a session on the critical elements of building a successful Internal Culture Management Team.



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