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  1. How to Write an Awesome Nonprofit Mission Statement

  2. NONPROFIT MISSION STATEMENT IS YOUR FOUNDATION

  3. If mission accomplishment is as important [to nonprofits] as profit attainment [is to for-profits], why do most nonprofits not spend equivalent time in mission creation and monitoring? Harvard Business Review

  4. Why Are Mission Statements Important

  5. A good mission statement serves as somewhat of a North Star for your nonprofit. You can’t prioritize everything, and your nonprofit mission statement helps you clarify what to focus on They Clarify Purpose & Determine Direction

  6. Mission statements do not only dictate and influence how organizations should act, but also heavily influence how employees and volunteers think of their roles They Motivate Staff, Supporters, Board, & Volunteers

  7. A mission statement is to an organization what a compass is to an explorer. If designed well, it will provide your nonprofit with a framework for making decisions throughout the organization They Provide a Template for Decision Making

  8. A mission statement can help your team work through different problems and evaluate multiple possibilities They Focus Energy & Attention

  9. A nonprofit mission statement must also clearly describe your nonprofit’s strategy, i.e. the actions that make your nonprofit unique They send out a Powerful Message to the Public

  10. What is a Mission Statement

  11. Best nonprofit mission statements are a succinct encapsulation of Why your nonprofit exists Whom it serves How it serves them

  12. Tips for Writing an Awesome Mission Statement

  13. 1 Make it clear  2 Make it concise  3 Make it informative  4 Welcome participation 5 Stay open

  14. 6 Keep the balance 7 Review it frequently

  15. A 5-Step Exercise for Creating an Nonprofit Mission Statement

  16. 1 Get your Group Together 2 Storytelling 3 Sharing & Diagramming 4 Observing & Allocating Patterns 5 Crafting a Mission Statement

  17. What to Avoid when Writing a Nonprofit Mission Statement

  18. 1 Generalities 2 Formal language or jargon 3 Taglines 4 Hiding

  19. Examples of Good Mission Statements

  20. Bright Pink

  21. Oxfam To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice

  22. Water.org

  23. American Red Cross

  24. A Quick Test [For Your Mission Statement]

  25. Say it out loud Test how memorable it is Get feedback Check how many other nonprofits do the same

  26. MORE INFORMATION https://donorbox.org/ nonprofit-blog/ nonprofit-mission- statement/