Change can be exciting. It can also be difficult, especially if your nonprofit is in the midst of a leadership transition, a realignment of its organizational goals, a restructuring of its staff…or all of the above.
Organizations say that they want to make a change, but are often not prepared for its implications. Others implement a change, and are later dissatisfied with the outcome.
Building the groundwork for successful change begins with thinking strategically and carefully about change. Before your board begins planning or initiating change, it must work with key leadership to first evaluate the current state of your organization, and then to define and agree upon what needs to change so that the organization can be more effective.