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Nonprofit organizations need mission statements that are lean and terse. And quite often they are neither. Take an opportunity to look at both good and bad mission statements. It is a quiz! See how you do. Test the strength of these mission statements by reading these sample mission statements and try to determine the type of organization described for each mission statement. Click here for the test. When you are done check out the answer key. Click here for answers.
As you can see from the test, some mission statements are so pie in the sky that it is difficult to determine what the organization actually does. And those that are clear are generally shorter and to the point.
When was the last time your organization reviewed and/or revised its mission statement? Here are some tips for creating or revising statements that sets the tone and goals for the organization.
Adapted from information on mission statements at:
NONPROFIT BOARD TRAINING IN EASTERN WA
Legal and Financial Issues of the Non-Profit Board
Do you know how to conduct a legal and financial assessment of tasks for your non-profit board and staff? The roles and responsibilities of a non-profit’s staff and volunteers concerning legal and financial issues will be clarified. An attorney will be available to answer questions on specific areas of interest regarding non-profits.
Instructor: Nancy Macduff
Managing Change for Non-Profit Boards
The non-profit board copes with change each year, and it is necessary to learn how to manage the change without losing members or funders. Discuss how change impacts individuals in the organization and leave with a strategy to organize smooth transitions
For information contact: Nancy Kress at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509.527.4561
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