A Super Easy Way for Nonprofits to Replicate the #IceBucketChallenge

ALS Association, #IceBucketChallenge

The success of the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge is a sight to behold. Everyone from Bill Gates (who has a much better sense of humor than he is given credit for) to Matt Damon (who uses toilet water cuz he’s the … Continue reading

Enter to win the ‘Worst Nonprofit Mission Statement Contest’

Mission Statements, Worst Mission Statement, Nonprofit Mission Statement

I’ve been spending lots of time thinking about Mission Statements because of our Mini-Mission Makeover series. Turns out there’s nothing mini about how bad most Nonprofit Mission Statements are. To wit, this submission from Leslie Hall of the Michigan Rural … Continue reading

The Cure for Your Completely Incomprehensible Mission Statement

The Cure for Your Completely Incomprehensible Mission Statement

As part of our Mini-Mission Makeover series, more than 30 organizations submitted their Mission Statements for review.  Brave souls the lot of them! Sadly, most of them make almost no sense to anyone outside the organization. If you want people … Continue reading

Mini-Mission Makeover: Volunteer Center of Morgan County

Volunteer Center of Morgan County, Mission Statements, jargon, language, messaging

This post is part of our Mini-Mission Makeover series.  If you want input on your Mission Statement, submit it on Claxon’s Facebook page. THANK YOU to the wonderful people at The Volunteer Center of Morgan County for being brave enough to … Continue reading

Mini-Mission Makeover: Association for Supportive Child Care

I recently did a follow-up webinar to a keynote I gave at the Alliance for Arizona Nonprofits’ Annual Membership Meeting. I invited participants to send in their response to the question “What do you do?”, so we could chat about them. The Association for Supportive … Continue reading