Organizational growth can fundamentally undermine the social-change mission of a nonprofit organization if the adaptive responses to growth are not continually checked against mission and vision. As the executive director of a U.S. nonprofit created in response to the crisis of homelessness, I have observed that this danger is particularly acute when an organization evolves from advocacy to service delivery.
"Lessons from the Field,"
New England Journal of Public Policy:
1, Article 21.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol23/iss1/21