The ways we work, share information, and connect with one another are all changing. Your message has never felt more urgent or important, but how do you compel others to listen? Whether you’re entering into a season of great change for your organization, you’re closing in on a major opportunity, or you’re on the verge of a big breakthrough, you have a message that must get out, and a moment you must get right.

MISSION FORWARD was launched in 2014 as our signature speaker series, designed to drive deeper conversations among innovative thinkers, makers and doers in social change. Building upon the speaker series, and in response to several organizations just like yours, we’re now taking Mission Forward to an exciting new level.

With creative and cost-effective tools, inspired solutions, and a trusted network of problem solvers, we’re arming organizations and their teams with the insights, skills and inspiration needed to move their own missions forward.

Upcoming Presentations

2018 AMA NONPROFIT MARKETING CONFERENCE: Carrie Fox, CEO and Owner of Mission Partners, will lead an interactive and design thinking-style workshop for nonprofit communicators who want to build messages that are more equitable, understandable and culturally appropriate. Join us on Tuesday, July 17 from 2:00-2:45 PM for The Missing Narrative: Elevating Unheard Voices.

Podcast

The Mission Forward podcast, hosted by Carrie Fox, explores how big ideas in social change take hold. Each episode features insights from innovative thinkers, makers and doers in social change. Listen in as we explore how foundations, philanthropists, corporate and community leaders are challenging the way “things get done” in order to move missions forward, in meaningful and memorable ways.

Featured Workshops

Design Thinking Day

September Design Thinking Day

Sept 6

A half-day session to hone your non-profit’s message through collaboration 

Our once-per-quarter Design Thinking Days will help you un-stick your biggest organizational challenge. On September 6, join us at Mission Partners HQ in Bethesda, MD for a half day session devoted to building equity and breaking bias in storytelling. In addition to soaking in the creative energies of our team, you can also bring your messaging problems and join other non-profit leaders as we learn how to solve them, together. Click here to read our blog on the importance of breaking bias in storytelling.

Shaping Messages that Spur Action

Oct 19

Organizational leaders realize that to effect mission-moving change, they must be able to communicate their vision and values so that others can embrace them, then feel compelled to act. Yet, one of the most common communications challenges for nonprofit leaders—and by extension their teams and board members— is articulating why their mission matters. In this session, Carrie Fox will run the audience through a series of thought-provoking exercises designed to help distill an organization’s “why” in a way that inspires others to act.

Shaping Messages that Spur Action

Dec 13

Organizational leaders realize that to effect mission-moving change, they must be able to communicate their vision and values so that others can embrace them, then feel compelled to act. Yet, one of the most common communications challenges for nonprofit leaders—and by extension their teams and board members— is articulating why their mission matters. In this session, Carrie Fox will run the audience through a series of thought-provoking exercises designed to help distill an organization’s “why” in a way that inspires others to act.

“I was impressed by the real-world, actionable takeaways that were shared [at the Mission Forward Spring Reception]—this is something that I have found lacking in many other equity/diversity talks. Ed and Liz were fascinating speakers and your moderation was stellar. I look forward to the next [Mission Forward] event!”

Founder
Cecil Consulting Group