Mission-driven organizations and sociocracy are a great fit. Using sociocracy in nonprofits helps with getting things done – it also helps doing good inside the organization.
By bringing sociocracy to your nonprofit, you can make sure that every voice is heard, decreasing burnout, and increasing effectiveness. Effective structures increase the capacity to further the organization’s vision and mission.
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Sociocracy for All offers free introductory trainings and many other trainings for individuals, groups and more.
Our Empowered Learning Circles self-paced video curriculum training is perfect for a nonnprofit group that wants to learn together.
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Learn more about specific organizations through our list of nonprofits using sociocracy.
Sociocracy varies in different organizations in practice. Check out these case studies to learn more in-depth about real-life examples.
Nonprofits using sociocracy often use circle structures for their organization. Circle structures are like interconnected committees that each have a particular area of decision-making responsibility. Organizing in a circle structure balances effectiveness with an equivalence of voice.
Watch this 45-min presentation on sociocracy in nonprofit organizations.
Sociocracy’s meeting structure explained jargo-free to share with your board.
Easy steps to implement sociocracy in your groups
Read how dynamic governance apply to nonprofit organizations
There are organizations, and in them people, who will never see the value in involving employees in shared governance. There are those who, although they feel the growing discomfort of working ‘in the old way’, remain full of fears and doubts about the incomprehensible concept of self-organization.
Despite best intentions, many non-profits still copy the hierarchical structures of corporate businesses and replicate the power systems that are contributing to the societal issues we see. How could nonprofits benefit from self-organization and shared power?