Developing an organizational change model for nonprofit organizations.

Summary

A literature review demonstrated few nonprofit organizational change models. Most change models are applied to the profit-oriented business sector. This study addressed the knowledge gap by analyzing a major change initiative at a denominational nonprofit, the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCH). The purpose was to understand ABCH’s change process and whether a viable non-profit change model could be developed. The study’s conceptual framework is based on leading linear sequence change organizational theorists, such as Beckhard, Harris, Kouzes, and Posner. A case study methodology was used in this study. Seven in depth interviews with senior management employees were coupled with analysis of archived documents pertaining to the change initiative. The analysis included coding interviews and documents and matrix construction to identify common themes. The resultant reference change model highlighted the roles of leadership, stewardship, communication with employees and stakeholders, and relationships with board members and donors in ABCH’s successful initiative. The study contributes to positive social change by providing a specific model for organizational change that will allow vital nonprofit organizations to survive new challenges, more effectively reorganize, and provide improved or expanded services to the clients they support.

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Machine translation:A review of the literature indicates that there are few models of nonprofit change. Most change models apply to profit-oriented business units. This study addresses knowledge gaps by analyzing a major change initiative by the nonprofit Alabama Baptist Church of Children’s Homes and Families (ABCH). The purpose is to understand the change process of ABCH and whether a viable nonprofit change model can be developed. The conceptual framework of the study is based on leading organizational theorists of linear sequence change, such as Beckhard, Harris, Kouzes, and Posner. A case study approach was used in this study. Seven in-depth interviews with senior management were conducted and archived documents related to the change program were analyzed. Analysis included coding interviews and documents, and a matrix structure to identify common themes. The final reference change model highlights the roles of leadership, management, communications with staff and stakeholders, and relationships with board members and donors in ABCH’s success plan. This research contributes to positive social change by providing a specific model for organizational change that will enable key nonprofit organizations to address new challenges, reorganize more effectively, and benefit the clients they support. To provide improved or expanded services.

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