n the social work profession, stakeholders are most often people that are invest

n the social work profession, stakeholders are most often people that are invested in the results of the organization and have the most influence. Different stakeholders might have different expectations for, or interpretations of, what is needed as a result of a program.
Consider the literal term of a stakeholder: a metal object that holds a tent upright. When you visualize building a tent, you know that it takes many stakes before the tent becomes a shelter. A single stakeholder will not hold up a tent. Similarly, it takes several stakeholders to hold up the vision of an organization, community, or cause of advocacy. The advocacy work you do as a social work leader will require you to partner and communicate with many stakeholders.
For this Discussion, you will consider how to align differing perspectives using project and process management strategies.
To Prepare
Read Chapter 10 of the course text.
Post
Post to your Discussion and address the following:
**How do you reconcile the top-down (executive or administrative) interpretation of what is needed with the bottom-up (client or community) interpretation of what is needed from a program evaluation?

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