Deciding What to Include in the Blueprint 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

Answer the following questions.

Should your organization's mission statement be revised to better reflect the organization's commitment to inclusiveness? ____yes ____no

If YES, summarize the reasons that you recommend revising the mission statement (based on observations from the assessments):

If YES, write some initial thoughts on how it could be revised:

Should your organization's values statement be revised - or should a values statement be created - to better reflect the organization's commitment to inclusiveness? ___yes ____ no

If YES, summarize the reasons (based on observations from the assessments) that you recommend revising the mission statement: If YES, write some initial thoughts on how it could be revised:

 

Instructions

Determine who will be responsible for reviewing/creating your vision and values statements utilizing an inclusiveness lens. (In most organizations, the board of directors is responsible for creating and reviewing a mission statement so it is generally advisable for members of the board to lead the process or to be deeply involved with the process.)

Party responsible for reviewing/creating mission and values statements:

____________________________________________________________________

 

Party(ies) responsible for approving mission and values statements:

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Name of Organization __________________________________________

 

Date Exercise Completed _________