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Reivising Your Missions Statement

  1. 1. Creating <br />and<br />Revising<br />Mission Statements<br />Presentation by Becky Caligiuri<br />
  2. 2. What will we accomplish<br />How to create a Mission Statement<br />When to reviseyour Mission Statement<br />How to revise your Mission Statement<br />
  3. 3. Creating a<br /> Mission Statement<br />
  4. 4. Creating a Mission Statement<br />Creating a Mission Statement for your organization can be an easy process. <br />Your Mission Statement will illustrate what actions will be taken to accomplish the vision.<br />
  5. 5. Creating a Mission Statement<br />Your Mission Statement should be easy for people to work towards accomplishing.<br />It will tell your members and supporters ways you plan on accomplishing the vision & to add value to your community.<br />
  6. 6. Creating a Mission Statement<br />Your Mission Statements come in<br />different forms depending on what type<br />of good/service your provide to the<br />community.<br />
  7. 7. Creating a Mission Statement<br />Purpose<br />Strategy<br />Value<br />Values<br />Character<br />Behavior<br />
  8. 8. Creating a Mission Statement<br />What is the role of the Board?<br />Make sure mission statement is a direct reflection of the vision<br />Mission Statement must be clear, concise, and represent organization on a large scale <br />
  9. 9. Example Mission Statements<br />3M: "To solve unsolved problems innovatively“<br />Mary Kay Cosmetics: "To give unlimited opportunity to women.”<br />Merck: "To preserve and improve human life.”<br />Wal-Mart:"To give ordinary folk the chance to buy the same thing as rich people.“<br />Walt Disney: "To make people happy."<br />
  10. 10. When to<br />Revise Your<br />Mission Statement<br />
  11. 11. Revising your Mission Statement<br />Creating the Mission Statement may be easier that knowing when to revise it.<br />There are many indicators to look out for that will signal to the board that a review of the mission statement is due.<br />
  12. 12. Revising your Mission Statement<br />There are key elements to look for within your organization that will indicate to you that your mission statement may need to be reviewed for updating.<br />
  13. 13. Revising your Mission Statement<br />The two easiest ways to know when to<br />update your mission statement are:<br />Your organization accomplished their current mission statement<br />Your organization updated their Vision.<br />
  14. 14. 3 other indicators that your organization<br />should revise their Mission Statement. <br />Constituents/Community suggested actions do not correlate with the Mission Statement.<br />Volunteers/Group members feels the group needs to change direction<br />Is your organization resistant to problem-driven change?<br />Revising your Mission Statement<br />
  15. 15. Revising your Mission Statement<br />Another indicator that your organization<br />will need to revise their mission<br />statement is where they are in their<br />lifecycle<br />Organizations that are in the stagnant stage should review their mission statement to ensure that it is still relevant to the work of the organization.<br />
  16. 16. Revising your Mission Statement<br />Some indicators of the stagnation stage<br />Lack of adaptive capacity; usually due to problems with board or executive management<br />Declining communication<br />Lack of staff<br />Reduced commitment to activities<br />Loss of funding<br />
  17. 17. Revision your Mission Statement <br />What is the role of the Board?<br />Recognizing why the mission statement need to be revised<br />Actively taking steps to change the mission statement<br />
  18. 18. 6 Steps to<br />Revising your<br />Mission Statement<br />
  19. 19. 6 Steps to Revising your Mission Statement<br />Review your existing Mission Statement<br />List current objectives<br />Renew your passion<br />Recognize the changes<br />Write your revised Mission Statement<br />Communicate the new Mission!<br />
  20. 20. References<br />Business Resource Software, Inc. (n.d.). Mission statement. Retrieved June 15, 2010, from Center for business planning:<br />Chait, R. P., Ryan, W. P., & Taylor, B. E. (2005). Governance as Leadership. Hoboken, NJ: John wiley & Sons, Inc.<br />Connolly, P. M. (2006). Navigating the organizational lifecycle, a capactiy-building guide for nonprofit leaders. Washington, DC: BoardSource.<br />Jaszcar, A. (n.d.). How to create a mission statement. Retrieved June 1, 2010, from How to:<br />Midgett, D. (n.d.). Review, revise, rewrite? 3 signs that say it's time to work on your mission and vision statements. Retrieved June 8, 2010, from Articles database:<br />Weltman, B. (2005, September 2). 5 steps to revising your mission statement . Retrieved June 18, 2010, from Jim blasingame, the small business advocate:<br />