Today, April 4, 2018, marks what would have been Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday. A woman of many remarkable words, she wrote poems and even statements that made us think. This quote, in particular, prompted some thought, especially as to how it relates to associations.
If you volunteer for or are employed by an association, tell me if this sounds familiar, “Our mission is to be the premier provider of education and networking opportunities to serve the needs of our members”. It’s a fine mission, and in most cases it is true. However, this same mission is applicable to 99% of associations and doesn’t truly speak to why your particular association exists. If your mission statement sounds like this one, it might be time to consider changing it. Here are a few tips to bring to the board table when considering a revision: