SEE ALSO: Bylaws
SEE ALSO: Strategic Plan
SEE ALSO: Value Statements
The mission statement communicates the nonprofit's purpose, what groups it serves, and how it plans to do so. For a new nonprofit, developing the mission statement is a critical first step in defining what the organization plans to do and what makes it different from other organizations in the same field.
Good mission statements should be clear, memorable, concise.
TopNonprofits.com: 50 Example Mission Statements
Stanford Social Innovation: The Eight Word Mission Statement
Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations: Should Mission Statements be Promises?
Idealist.org: What Should a Nonprofit Mission Statement Say?