A Primer on Crafting Your Foundation’s Mission


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Is it always necessary for foundations to have a mission statement? In a previous article, we concluded that having a clear, thoughtful mission is critical to achieving impact, but that it is often better to let the mission evolve over time. But once you are ready to craft your mission statement, where do you start?

Relative Rarity: Effective Mission Statements
In creating their foundation’s mission, Foundation Source clients often ask us what their statement of purpose should look like. How long should it be? How detailed? How open-ended? What information should be included?

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