Constructing a Socially Entrepreneurial Organization
TRANSFORM INTO A LEARNING ORGANIZATION
Using the concepts created by Peter Senge, a learning organization is one in which people at all levels, individually and collectively, are continually increasing their capacity to produce results they really care about.
Because the social environment is constantly in flux, it is a perfect mindset for social sector organizations.
TELL YOUR STORY
Stories are the universal language among humans. The good news is that social sector organizations have great stories to share - if you learn how to tell them in the right way.
Research and evaluation should not be a chore - properly done, it can offer insights on how you can better meet the needs of clients and drive continuous improvement in your organization. To achieve this, you have to start with the end in mind - uncover what you want to know and learn and it will lead you to measure the right things and analyze it to support your decision making.
In today's world, it is important for the social sector to understand its ecosystem and how it interacts with policy, other organizations, and its clients. Mapping also always sparks new possibilities for partnership and collaboration and ways of doing business.
BUILD A STRONG ORGANIZATION
As Thoreau said, "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them." You can achieve incremental results without a strong foundation, but you can achieve exponential change if it is built alongside a strong and aligned organization.