Justice Now: A Comparative Analysis

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The first major insight from these organizations is that success is in the message. As Bryson stated, it is the “organization’s most obvious raison d’etre and social justification for its existence” (Bryson, p.50, 2011). Therefore, if an organization has an unclear or politically unfeasible message, then it will struggle to succeed. Justice Now’s message is disjointed and partially unrealistic when compared to PODER. This correlates with their level of success. While Justice Now accomplishes some of its goals, its record is weak in comparison to PODER. They are more focused on their message; therefore their ability to create public value is enhanced. PODER’s adeptness in accomplishing the majority of their goals is evidence of the effectiveness…show more content…
Rarely, is change evolutionarily; more often it is incremental (Kettl, 2015). Therefore, it is essential to collude with ideological cousins. PODER openly aligned themselves with larger and mainstream organizations to increase their support and success. The third major insight is the imperative nature of grassroots support in creating public value. Both Justice Now and PODER display a strong ability to galvanize support and action from their constituents. Both organizations represent this ability in all three of the analyzed steps of the strategic change cycle. If an organization is unable to garner support from the communities it seeks to serve, it possesses no legitimacy. An agency with no legitimate following is destined to fail as it must have supporters to function. This relates to the broader need to develop an understanding of key stakeholders of the organization (Bryson, p.132, 2011). Overall, the key lessons of the successes and failures in the creation of public value of Justice Now and PODER are important. Clearly, an organization must be effective in fulfilling its objectives to create public

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