International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Providing a Conceptual Framework to Formulate Mission Statement in Nonprofit Voluntary Organizations – Case of an Iranian Organization
Mostafa Zamanian, Seyed MohamadSadegh Emamian, Naser Bagheri Moghadam, Mahdi Sahafzadeh, Seyed Hossein Hosseini

Nonprofit organizations come to existence based on the society's needs. Through the investigation of voluntary nonprofit organizations, it could be found that they share analogous goals and strategies. In this paper, it is tried to develop a framework to formulate mission statement in these organizations using benchmarking method in some voluntary nonprofit organizations all over the world. The framework paves voluntary nonprofit organizations' way to formulate and perform their strategic plans. Finally, developed framework is applied to an Iranian voluntary nonprofit organization to validate the results of this paper.

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