Our group is responsible for producing a statement / list of values, a mission statement, and a vision statement.
Here’s what we would like to produce:
A Vision Statement (2 sentences or so): outlines what the organization or enterprise wants to be, or how it wants the world in which it operates to be (an “idealised” view of the world). It is a long-term view and concentrates on the future. It can be emotive and is a source of inspiration. For example, a charity working with the poor might have a vision statement which reads “A World without Poverty.”
A Mission Statement (paragraph): Defines the fundamental purpose of an organization or an enterprise, succinctly describing why it exists and what it does to achieve its vision. For example, the charity above might have a mission statement as “providing jobs for the homeless and unemployed”
Values: Core beliefs that are shared among the stakeholders. Values drive an organization’s culture and priorities and provide a framework in which decisions are made. For example, “Knowledge and skills are the keys to success” or “give someone bread and feed them for a day, but teach them to farm and feed them for life”. These example values may set the priorities of self sufficiency over shelter. Core beliefs can help us answer new questions, guide us through contentious decisions!
Our proposed timeline:
- Early July – collect input from participants into these google documents
- Late July – working group meeting to finish synthesizing draft proposal
- August: Mail proposal to stewardship members for review, feedback
- August: Potential followup meetings to hone draft
September: Ratification at meeting of larger stewardship council
To get involved, please contact Krystof at firstname.lastname@example.org.