[Ansteorra] Fwd: [scagc-l] Announcement from the BoD

Simone Ui'Dunlaingh simonemu at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 11:52:59 PST 2007

Thought this was of interest


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From: jlarsen <jlarsen at mato.com>
Date: Nov 20, 2007 5:08 AM
Subject: [scagc-l] Announcement from the BoD
To: Grand Council Mailing List <list at lists.sca.org>


In 2005, in pursuit of the goal to professionalize the corporate
operations of the SCA, the Board of Directors began the process of
creating the necessary mission and business statements to define the
Society's scope and purpose as a nonprofit 501.c.3 corporation.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management lists a mission statement as one of
the primary characteristics of a successful nonprofit organization. They
site the needs for a clearly defined mission statement, a dynamic and
active board of directors, and an organization-wide commitment to set
values and goals as vital to success in the nonprofit sector.

To quote the National Endowment for the Arts, "Mission, Business, and
Values Statements are the glue which holds an organization together. They
describe what you are trying to do, how you want to go about it, and where
you are headed. Knowing these things helps keep an organization on track,
and provides a yardstick to measure present performance and plans against
aspirations and values."

A Mission Statement helps define what an organization wants to achieve.
Why does the organization exist? What does it ultimately wish to
accomplish? Mission statements must be neither too broad in scope nor too
narrow in focus, or they will not successfully represent an organization's

A Business Statement outlines the framework with which an organization
chooses to pursue its mission, provide for its members, and answers the
question, "How will we work to facilitate the accomplishment of our
organizational goals?"

A Values Statement outlines the principles and beliefs held in common by
members of the organization, which are used as a guide in the
accomplishment of the mission.

To that end, the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative
Anachronism, Inc. has created the following three articles and places them
before the membership for commentary and input. Commentary should be
directed to comments at sca.org, and should be submitted by April 1, 2008.

Mission statement:
The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) is an international
organization devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth
century life, encouraging its participants to employ a knowledge of
history to enrich their lives and the lives of others through events,
demonstrations, and other educational venues.

Business Statement:
As a 501.c.3 corporation the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA)
provides the necessary business structure for the operation of its
official branches, for the coordination of centralized policies and
practices, and for the dissemination of information to its international
constituency of participants.

Value statement:
As an organization the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) values the
principles of chivalry, honor, personal integrity, and artistry idealized
in pre-Seventeenth century culture and society.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments at lists.sca.org
or reply to this message.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for
Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this
announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing

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