A Mission Statement expresses your purpose and establishes the foundation for your programs, services and activities.
A Vision Statement summarizes your aspirations for the depth and breadth of your mission.
A Values Statement establishes organizational culture (the norms for interactions among staff, volunteers and stakeholders). Values are your social and moral compass.
A Principles Statement establishes boundaries and consequences. Principles enforce and reinforce your values.
A Strategic Plan anticipates the capacities and capabilities required to implement your vision. It provides a long-term perspective, direction, goals and motivation.
A Business Plan defines the near-term depth and breadth of your mission and organizes the capacities and capabilities to deliver your programs, services and activities. It implements strategy and provides focus for your current operations.
- A Visionary provides innovation, imagination, intuition, perception and insight. He/she is a rule-breaker, risk-ignorer, and challenger.
- A Strategist provides organization, models and alternatives. He/she is a multi-factor technical expert, pathfinder and risk-taker.
- A Leader provides perspective, context, motivation, boundaries, judgment, inspiration and oversight. He/she is a role model, tactician, navigator and risk/reward-evaluator.
- A Process Owner provides process, governance, direction, metrics, analytics, training, incentives, specifications, dependencies, persuasion, success criteria and consequences. He/she is a planner, rule-maker and risk-mitigator.
- A Technician provides expertise. He/she is task oriented and a path-follower.