TitleManaging Charity Culture
SkillsSelf Reflection, change management
Build teams, build values

Charity Culture

'The way we do things around here'

Charity Culture

These things that are ‘taken for granted’ tend to act as ‘filters’ through which people in a charity make sense of their world and this can be very helpful for at least two reasons. 

  • First, it provides a ‘shorthand’ way of understanding complex situations;
  • Second, it may be the basis of the organisation’s success, providing advantage because the charity culture itself is difficult to imitate.

However, it can also be problematic because new ideas may be ‘filtered out’ and because the charity culture is likely to be very difficult to change, particularly if the success of the organisation has been based upon it in the past.

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