About this course

Proficiency Area: Managing.

Environmental context is really about understanding what’s going on around our organization so that we can map out a plan to help us sustain our work and serve our stakeholders well into the future.

In the first lesson toward your bronze Merit badge, you'll explore:

  • What is environmental context, and why does it matter?

  • The three levels of the nonprofit environment: micro, meso, and macro.

  • How stakeholders experience our work within each of the environmental levels

  • The impact of environmental context on nonprofit sustainability and spotting a nonprofit starvation cycle.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • What you can expect in this lesson

    • Before we begin...

    • Start Your Workbook

  • 2

    What is environmental context?

    • What is environmental context?

    • Why does environmental context matter?

    • Check your learning

  • 3

    Closing thoughts...

    • Check Out Workbook

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