Mission/Purpose Worksheet

A Purpose or Mission Statement is a clear statement of your 'reason for being'. It describes the function of your initiative (or project, event, organization, coalition, community etc.) and its primary thrust.


To develop a Purpose or Mission Statement, answer the following three questions.


1. What is the ultimate outcome or benefit delivered by your initiative, project, event, organization, coalition, community etc. (i.e. healthier children, stronger families, a cleaner environment, cost savings)?


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2. For whom will you do it? (Who will benefit?)


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3. How will you do it? (Key words that describe the core programs, services, or events being delivered by your project/organization/community?


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4. Once you have an answer to each of the above three questions, incorporate the three answers into one clear and simple, single sentence that describes the 'reason for being' of your project, organization, or community. The resulting one sentence will be stronger if it begins with the outcome.


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