Important – Vision and Mission of SFCP – Your Voice is Crucial

You are invited to attend a virtual working session to re-imagine SFCP’s Vision and Mission Statements on Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Your voice is critical even if you are not able to attend the session.

You will be able to contribute even if you cannot attend on April 28th. You can register here. The registration deadline is Monday, April 15th.

The vision and mission statements will build on the strategic planning process and the four strategic directions:

  1. Energizing the Membership to Co-Create the Life of the Organization
  2. Promoting an Inclusive & Reflective Organization
  3. Re-Envisioning & Building a Sustainable Organizational Structure to Support Prioritized Programming
  4. Developing & Supporting Leaders

The vision and mission are essential policies and guides for the organization.

What is a vision statement?
A vision statement focuses on the imagined future world the Center wants to create. It’s aspirational. The vision statement promotes growth, both internally and externally. A strong vision helps people focus on what matters the most for the Center. It also invites innovation in how we evolve to meet the vision.

A vision statement answers questions such as:

  • What is the arena or arenas of our work?
  • What problem/issue are we working to solve, or what shift are we hoping to create?
  • Who and what are we inspiring to change?

What is a mission statement?
A mission statement focuses on what the Center does now to achieve the vision. The mission statement drives the Center. It is what we do, the core of our work, and what our contribution is to making the vision a reality. It also shapes the Center’s culture.

A mission statement answers questions such as:

  • What do we do?
  • Whom do we serve?
  • How do we serve them?

Ways to participate:

  • A survey will be sent to all members the week of March 7th. Please contribute your thoughts on some questions related to SFCP’s vision and mission prior to the working session on April 28th. The combined input will be distributed to the entire membership prior to April 28th so that these thoughts can be brought forward into the mission and vision planning activities on April 28th. Your responses will be anonymous.
  • Attend on April 28th. You can register here. The registration deadline is Monday, April 15th.

We hope you will complete the survey and attend the April 28th session. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marcia Hodges at

Strategic Plan Operations Team

Brett Penfil, Board Chair
Maria Longuemare, President
Ari Bachrach
Deb Fletcher
Meryl Botkin
Marcia Hodges

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