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9 Characteristics of a MISSION STATEMENT
A nonprofit’s mission statement communicates the purpose of the organization; it describes the social sector need that is being met and what the organization is doing to meet that need. A mission statement also should set the stage for helping to develop fundraising strategies, and to help sustain the public’s support and confidence.
ADVISORY COUNCILS NINE KEYS TO SUCCESS
Many nonprofits employ advisory councils — a collection of individuals who advise and support the governance work of the board or the management tasks carried out by staff. • They can provide you with specialized expertise that may be lacking in your nonprofit. • Their members can be ambassadors to your community and connect you to a greater constituency. • They can perform important duties, such as fundraising, advocacy, and program evaluation. • Their members can be candidates to fill future board seats.
mission and vision statements
Both mission and vision statements are vital for nonprofit organizations. The statements should be distinct, yet connected – the mission guides the organization daily while the vision highlights the organization’s long-term impact. Use this guide to help your organization review and revise your mission and vision statements.
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
The planning process can be as important at the resulting plan; it is an opportunity for generating input by and momentum among the leadership and staff.
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Strategic Planning Terminology
Tips for Developing a MISSION STATEMENT
Few processes can get as bogged down as identifying mission and developing the mission statement. It is essential to focus on the substance of the mission before trying to write a statement.