What exactly is a mission statement?
A well-developed mission statement is a practical tool used by associations to help guide decisions about priorities, actions, and responsibilities. A mission statement is what ensures an organization stays on its intended course.
Mission statements are often overlooked or ignored. But if an association is operating without one or paying no attention to what’s already in place, they’re making a critical error.
Is it time to reevaluate and update yours? Is your Board asking for one? Are you asking your Board for one? Taking time to review what’s in place vs. how your organization is operating is an important exercise.
A mission statement should paint a picture of your association, communicating its fundamental objectives. Take a minute to go over this 6-point mission statement checklist to make sure your association is on target.