the organization and public value


this week, you will explore the importance of two key elements in the Strategy Change Cycle: the organizational mandate and the organizational mission. In the context of public and nonprofit organizations, being able to justify one’s operations is key to achieving organizational legitimacy. In this sense, a clearly outlined mandate is necessary for understanding how the or

  • Analyze the importance of the organizational mandate and mission
  • Analyze factors that impact organizations in creating public value

organization is linked with the broader environment, as well as in creating public value.

The Organization and Public Value

Consider this week’s readings and think about a public or nonprofit organization that you are associated or familiar with. Using Bryson (2018) Chapter 4 as a guide, evaluate the importance of organizational mandates and mission in creating public value for this organization, particularly how these elements support the organization’s process of achieving legitimacy.

Post by Day 4 an analysis of an organization’s mandate and mission and how these elements support the organization in creating public value.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.


Resources to use

  • Bryson, J. M. (2018). Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations: A guide to strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • Chapter 4, “Clarifying Organizational Mandates and Mission” (pp. 115-142)
  • Chen, K. K., Lune, H., & Queen, E. L., II. (2013). How values shape and are shaped by nonprofit and voluntary organizations: The current state of the field. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42(5), 856–885.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Moore, M. H. (2000).Managing for value: Organizational strategy in for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 29(Suppl. 1), 183–208.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.