Mission, Vision, and Values Examples

  Writing a mission, vision, and value statement for your organization is hard. Read our article and resource Revising Mission Statements: What good? For Whom? Then come back and take a look at this collection of mission, vision, and value statements for inspiration. We’ve picked organizations that have interesting mission and vision statements (and included value statements… Read more »

What’s Your Piece of the Puzzle?

Much has changed in the world since 2002. I’m proud of the way people and practices in the nonprofit sector have adapted and grown. The best leaders in this sector are relentlessly generous, and I admire them greatly. It takes a special energy and strength of will to hold onto that spirit of giving and kindness in the face of intractable challenges. If someone asked me to identify essential changes I’ve seen during my career with Aurora, I would point to these shifts:

Practicing Generosity Inside and Out

Practicing generosity is a core value for Aurora. How can a business be generous? We don’t completely know the answer but we know practicing generosity is right because we feel fulfilled when we do it. In this post, we’ll give you greater insight into ways we practice generosity daily and why generosity is so important to us.

Revising Mission Statements: What good? For whom?

Updating your organization’s mission statement is important, mundane, rewarding, and painful all at the same time. Fitting everything an organization does into one short sentence is hard enough by yourself, much less with the other people in your organization. Refreshing a mission statement helps an organization remain dynamic and relevant to the community it is… Read more »

Understanding Your Stakeholders

What do you know about your stakeholders? This workshop will engage participants in discussing how their organizations engage with their broader stakeholder community, why they want to hear from and learn about their stakeholders, and how to develop a plan to gather information that will best help them make decisions or improvements to shape the future of their organizations’ activities.

Facilitative Leadership

Facilitation is an essential leadership competency. Facilitative leaders take a step back and nurture collaboration, capacity, and commitment with employees, colleagues, and stakeholders. With effective facilitation, groups can work together to assess a situation, analyze information, create a plan, and make group decisions that stick.

Mission-Based Decision Making

In this workshop, we explore practical tools that organizations can use to facilitate discussions about mission and mission-based decision making: including six degrees of mission separation, strategy screen, mission/money matrix, and hedgehog theory.