Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Share
Nonprofit organizations exist for a purpose, their mission. Whether it be related to children, reading, animals or religion, an organization’s mission is what drives everything an organization does. The organization’s staff is responsible for carrying out the mission through their daily activities but the board of directors is ultimately responsible for advancing the mission.
One way to remind your board of the reason that they are there is to include a mission moment in your board meetings. A mission moment can be a specific story of how your organization’s programs helped a client or provide insight on specific program activities. It should connect to feelings and provide inspiration. This helps board members feel more connected to your organization. It also helps them better understand your organization’s work so that when they are asked by outsiders about your organization, they can clearly communicate the organization’s mission through stories. People are better able to understand an organization’s work through real life examples of how the organization is changing lives and are ultimately more likely to support your organization.
Consider adding a mission moment to your board meeting agenda. Take just a few minutes to share specific examples of how your organization is making an impact in your community.
Posted by: Carrie Minnich, CPA
Posted in Mission Minded Nonprofits
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