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Below you will find helpful resources and templates for items required in the validation.
State your mission and vision. Record leadership, board member, and volunteer information.
States the goals of your organization and what you do on a daily basis. The mission statement helps your organization achieve the long-term goal set forth in the vision statement created by the board of directors.
Answer the question: "Why do we exist?"
First --> "Our mission is to ______ (insert verb with present tense),
Second --> "the ____" (Explain what you do and for whom)
Third --> "to _____" (state the benefits)
Example: Google's Mission Statement
Our mission is to organize (verb)
the world's information (what they do and for whom "the world")
to make it universally accessible and useful (the benefit).
200 Mission Statement Examples
An extension of your mission statement that shows what your organization is working towards in the future overall by practicing your mission statement each and every day.
Answer the question: "Where are we going and why?"
First-->"We envision____" (good place to start)
Second-->State the impact you're making in the world
Third-->State what the world looks like
Example: LinkedIn's Vision
“To connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.”
100 Examples of Great Vision Statements
Value Statement and/or Value Propositions
A value statement is an expression of the main priorities and values of your business. In this section, you list the values that guides your organization.
You can also state your value propositions. These propositions can help you explain the benefit you are bringing to the world and in your community.
Example: WikiCharities Value Proposition for Funders
To reduce the burden (time and funds) spent on gathering information and maintaining an internal database to verify nonprofits prior to giving.
An elevator pitch should be less than 30 seconds.
7 Essentials for an Elevator Pitch
Make it specific to your audience
Highlight your benefits
Identify the problem and your solution
Make a compelling call-to-action
Extend an invitation to continue the conversation.
Board of Directors
Here is a sample of our Board of Directors Requirement document. Feel free to use this as a template when you create yours.
Here is a sample of our volunteer waiver and release form. Feel free to use this as a template when you create one that fits your organizational needs.
Upload financial statements and 990s. Outline your revenue, expenses and funders.
Feel free to use our financial statement template on your profile page.
Upload impact reports, videos and images. Identify past and current projects.
Use our TEMPLATE to create your own Annual Report.
Tools can be helpful in creating videos for fundraising, marketing and promoting programs.