Changing a Nonprofit’s Mission

    A nonprofit’s mission describes the purpose and reason for being of the organization. Although a mission statement should always be consistent with the nonprofit’s “specific purpose statement” described in the Articles of Incorporation, the mission statement is generally crafted with an eye to the public. A well-conceived mission statement motivates donors, inspires volunteers, […]

Nonprofit Boards and Change: Center for Excellence in Nonprofits Program

One June 15, I attended Champions for Change: How to Orchestrate Strategic Level Transformations presented by Susan Meier of BoardSource for the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits. Susan began by providing us with three examples of for-profit corporations that either successfully transformed or failed to transform, setting the stage for an examination of nonprofit governance […]