For this Assignment, you are to create a vision statement, mission statement, and guiding principles for a fictional nonprofit organization. The organization can serve any population that you wish. You are a CEO of a nonprofit organization and you have been asked by the Board of Directors to draft a new organization vision statement, mission statement, and guiding values. You will need to present this for review at the next board meeting. The board reminds you that a vision is something to be pursued, a mission is something to be accomplished, and that the guiding values define the character of the organization. Presentation will consist of 10â€“15 slides and notes, needs to include the slides with the components listed below. You can also you images. Just not a ton.
An introduction slide with your name.
The organizationâ€™s information.
Why there is a need for the services in that location with that population
More about your organization.
What makes your organization unique?
What is its identity?
In what fundamental ways will you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
How would you describe your company 20 years from now?
Your vision statement should consist of two major components:
Core ideology â€” what does your organization stand for and why does it exist
Envisioned future â€” what does your organization aspire to become, to achieve, to create â€” something that will require significant change and progress to attain
Your mission statement is an opportunity to define your organization at the most basic level. It should tell your company story and ideals in less than 30 seconds. All of the following issues may be addressed in a mission statement:
Who your organization is, what you do, what you stand for, and why you do it.
What populations are you serving and what prevention/intervention benefits do you offer them? What problems are you addressing?
What kind of internal work environment do you want for your human service employees?
Your final slide should include an APA formatted reference list of at least three references with one being the required textbook. Read other nonprofit agency mission statements, but write a statement that is about you and not some other company. Make sure you actually believe in what youâ€™re writing; if not, your patients/clients/students and your employees will soon know it is a lie. The best mission statements tend to be 3â€“4 sentences long.
This will be completed as a MicrosoftÂ® PowerPointÂ® presentation. Use bullets points and graphics, but make sure that your presentation is not cluttered.
Bookâ€¦â€¦â€¦Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders:
Chapter 10: â€œNonprofit Boardsâ€
Please read the following article that can be found in the Library:
English, M. (2015). Nonprofit leadership and management. Research Starters: Business (Online Edition).
Please watch the following supplemental video:
Grunder C. (2014, September 10). Modern Nonprofit Board Governance â€“ Passion Is Not Enough! Retrieved from
Chapter 10 will introduce you to the duties and responsibilities of the board of directors. This chapter focuses on working with nonprofit boards of directors but can be applied advisory boards as well. It is important for human service leaders and administrators to foster effective working relationships with the board of directors.