In my leadership class this semester we have been discussing a social change project that we trying to do with our school. The project is bringing a
“Learners will develop the values, commitments, and ethics that positively impact the educational community as well as the educator’s own professional growth.” (COE-GCU Framework, 2010).
Transformation can be almost impossible unless the majority of people within the organisation are involved and willing to help.(Cengage Learning AUS, 2015)
Cummings, T. G.; and Worley, C. G. (2015). Organization Development and Change, (10th Ed). Mason, OH. Cengage Learning.
ReferencesRobert D. H. & Associates (2005). THE JOSSEY-BASS HANDBOOK OF NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The nonprofit sector in America is a reflection some of the foundational values that brought our nation into existence. Fundamentals, such as the idea that people can govern themselves and the belief that people should have the opportunity to make a difference by joining a like-minded group, have made America and its nonprofit sector what it is today. The American "civil society" is one that has been produced through generations of experiments with government policy, nonprofit organizations, private partnerships, and individuals who have asserted ideas and values. The future of the nonprofit sector will continue to be experimental in many ways. However, the increase of professional studies in nonprofit management and the greater
Just like I am better able to serve the Head Start families due to my educational background on the inner workings of poverty; learning about the inner workings of non-profits will qualify me as a leader who can effect change on a larger scale within ABCD. I want to attend this program to learn the detailed, complex elements and skills that are necessary to form the big picture that is human services management. New knowledge of management and finance will make me a multifaceted asset to
Not only will I be able to study social justice in the classroom, but I will have many chances to apply what I have learned to my surroundings. However to contribute to a community, you cannot work alone. Luckily, being a student at Lang will surround me with like-minded individuals who share my growing interest in social justice. I will become enlightened in issues obstructing social justice in class, and other opportunities will enable me to participate in activism with my peers. The New School has many student organized groups that allow real-world application of skills learned in the classroom. Not only will this give me experience in the field I study, but it will fuel my passion for the content I will learn at Lang even more. As I contribute to society through The New School’s opportunities as a student, I will gain experience in the “real world”, allowing me to be most productive with the education I receive when I graduate. The change I dream of making can ultimately be made possible through the experience offered at The New
Although extracurricular interests provided by the school aid in the formation of my young adulthood, activities outside of this institution are indispensable to my psyche. One such aspect of my evolving development attributes from my service for the community. Through this work, I have not only acquired leadership expertise through social interaction and empowerment skills, but also through the positive reinforcement of others.
Working in nonprofit is gratifying and at the same time challenging. As an administrator for a major nonprofit organization, I have witness first-hand the effects of staff retention and excessive turnover and its effects on the quality of service provided to clients and the increase in the cost of recruitment. However, recent data support how nonprofits continue to experience growth, while the private sector remains stagnant. Per the nonprofit quarterly the steady growth of nonprofit was estimated at 14.4 million people in 2013. In 2003, nonprofit organizations paid an estimated $425 billion in wages. Ten years later, in 2013, total nonprofit wages had risen to $634 billion. This increase in paid wages represents a growth of 49.2 percent (Nonprofit
Applying this reactionary philosophy of organizational change to post-secondary public school systems is the exact jumpstart that this environment truly needs. Indeed, this particular approach is especially applicable to post-secondary public school systems because it places a strong focus on the change aspect of organizational change, taking steps to improve with every failure. This is useful because this environment is one of "live and learn." That is, post-secondary public school systems oftentimes rely on management theories that must be tweaked and changed as weaknesses or flaws emerge in them. On the other hand, this particular organizational change theory would essentially anticipate these failures, and pre-construct varying concepts and theories around these failures, essentially preparing for them before they even occur (Weick & Quinn, 1999).
I firmly believe that education is at the base of success. I wanted to pursue a master 's degree in the nonprofit field because I wanted to fully grasp and understand the sector so that I could contribute to its success. As I began to research advanced degrees that revolved around the nonprofit sector I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Bay Path University had a nonprofit management and philanthropy program.
The diversity of nonprofit organizations, services provided and the problems faced shows that nonprofits require leadership with an in-depth understanding of the multifaceted nonprofit landscape. Understanding the culture of nonprofit work is also crucial and much easier to understand once you have been through a nonprofit management program. My career interests lead me towards an avocation of a deeper knowledge of strategic management/planning, legal structure and standards, increase my skills in quantitative analysis of policy, financial governance and developing fundraising strategies. These areas allow for macro management within the nonprofit
This course covered many important topics helpful in understanding learning organizations. This paper will incorporate real-life situations from my organization, The American Red Cross. It will focus on three areas I found to be most helpful and relevant to my experience which is the understanding of systems thinking, growth, and the need to practice reflection.
Marketing gets no respect in the nonprofit world. Program people tend to hold the most senior positions in nonprofits and accordingly