Organizational Management and Leadership
Leaders of non-profit organizations typically have passions that drive their institutions, often concerning the purpose to help needy people in the society. Such leaders usually identify a problem in the society and, based on a personal drive to remedy the circumstances, start an initiative to mobilize and direct resources towards addressing it (Kelly and Lewis 375; Page 10-11). One of the non-profit leaders whose initiatives have contributed to social change in the society is Laura Bulluck, the Executive Director of Hope’s Crossing, an organization dedicated towards assisting women to reintegrate successfully in the society following the experience of incarceration in the United States. As a community-based NPO, Hope’s Crossing runs several services and initiatives for women following incarceration to foster positive professional and personal development, through involvement in sustainable support systems (LIU Blog para. 1-5). The organization offers the women training in life skills, work management, and life balance, while sponsoring sustainable employment in the long-term.
Observing the difficulties that women experience in efforts to reintegrate into the society following incarceration, Bulluck established the organization in an effort to promote their health, wellbeing, and success, especially considering that women represent a core influential group for the safety, resilience, and wellbeing of communities and families. With at least 20 years’ professional experience in healthcare, finance, information technology, and clinical systems, and an MS in Non-profit Management and Leadership, Bulluck established the organization with express focus on fulfilling the unique needs of each woman. The organization applies a comprehensive approach to influence a holistic solution and restore hope in the women’s lives (LIU Blog, para. 2-6). By empowering women coming out of incarceration, Bullock has served as an agent of social change by changing women’s belief systems and approaches in dealing with daily situations, thus making a difference in the lives of a social group that is susceptible to unique social, productivity, and economic risks as they reintegrate into the society.
“Building Supportive Communities when Women need it most”. Laureate International Universities (LIU) Blog, 2016. Web.
Kelly, Deborah, and Lewis, Alfred. “Human Service Sector Non-profit Organization’s Social Impact”. Business Strategy Series 10:6 (2009). Print.
Page, Scott. “Making the Difference: applying a Logic of Diversity”. Academy of Management Perspectives (2007). Print.