Discussion 1: External Groups: Working with Legislatures, Overhead Agencies, and Special Interest Groups
Legislatures, overhead agencies, and special interest groups have a tremendous amount of influence over public and nonprofit organizations. Therefore, it is particularly important that public and nonprofit managers learn how to work effectively with external groups while maintaining the integrity of their organizations.
In this Discussion, you explore challenges related to working with legislatures, overhead agencies, and interest groups, and consider ways to overcome these challenges.
For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources. Think about how legislatures, overhead agencies, and interest groups influence the operations of public and nonprofit agencies. Then, think about strategies you might use to address challenges related to working with your chosen external group.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 3 a description of at least two challenges related to working with external groups such as legislatures, overhead agencies, or special interest groups; explain why they are challenges. Then, explain how you might address these challenges as a public or nonprofit manager. Be specific.
Note: Indicate in the first line of your post whether you chose to discuss challenges related to working with legislatures, overhead agencies, or special interest groups. You will be asked to respond to the posting of a colleague who discussed an external group that you did not.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and other current literature in the Walden Library.