Effective members, volunteers and leaders have a profound effect upon the culture of their organizations. Members, volunteers and leaders develop policies and serve as role models for the organization. All of these factors impact an organization’s culture; therefore, it is important that members, volunteers and leaders understand the importance and role of culture in the organization and learn how to operate within the culture of an organization to gain the desired results.
Culp, Ken III; Eastwood, Christy; Turner, Susan; Ricketts, Kristina G.; and Johnson, Janet H., "Understanding Your Organization’s Culture" (2014). Community and Economic Development Publications. Paper 20.