Analyzing Information About Mission and Values

 

 

This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project (http://www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org/) to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.

Users are encouraged to customize the worksheet (both content and formatting) to meet the needs of their respective organizations. A Word version is attached. A writable PDF version is also attached.

 

Instructions

Available Facts

In what ways are your organization's mission and values statements more inclusive than other organizations in your field?

In what ways are your organization's mission and values statements less inclusive than other organizations in your field?

What best practices from the field regarding mission and values are applicable to this particular category?

Did you notice anything else regarding your mission and values statements from the results of the existing data scan?

Stakeholder Perspectives

What salient themes regarding your organization's mission and values statements were identified by a majority of your stakeholders?

What stories or strongly held beliefs regarding your organization's mission and values statements were identified by stakeholders?

Are there any significant inconsistencies in perspectives among groups of stakeholders regarding your organization's mission and values statements?

What trends can you identify regarding your organization's mission and values statements based on the perspectives of your stakeholders?

Did you notice anything else regarding the stakeholder perspectives in this category?

Is there any additional information regarding mission and values statements that currently isn't available that you would like to collect in the future? ____ yes ____ no

 

If YES, what additional information would be helpful?

 

 

Name of Organization __________________________________________

 

Date Exercise Completed _________