A Vision and Mission for Elsie….

Here is a first stab at a draft vision and mission for Elsie following our recent development meeting.  Please share your thoughts and responses.  What have we missed?  How can me make it more powerful?  More appealing?  More impactful?

Vision

Leeds: a flourishing city where communities, enterprises and individuals help each other to achieve their potential

 

Mission

Elsie exists to help Leeds enterprises and projects of all kinds succeed, by providing free ideas and advice from a network of supporters. We aim to foster a culture of mutual support throughout the city by constantly growing the number of supporters and people we help.

How Elsie Works

Elsie:

  • Gives free support to any Leeds business, charity, social enterprise or community project
  • Works through advocates, who gather feedback for those seeking help from panels of trained supporters
  • Maintains high standards of competence, confidentiality and integrity
  • Does not provide ongoing or more specialised support but can advise people where to find this
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6 thoughts on “A Vision and Mission for Elsie….

  1. Leeds: a flourishing city where communities, enterprises and individuals help each other to achieve their potential … leaving a lasting legacy for future generations

  2. I like this a lot. My only query is that the vision speaks of individuals being helped to reach their potential while “how Elsie works” makes it pretty clear that it’s not about helping individuals. Am I right?

    • Might need to do a bit of polishing! I am clear that Elsie is all about helping individuals and those with whom they have common cause – others in their organisation/project and the wider community. For me, Elsie is about trying to strengthen these associations and ensure that knowledge, skills and encouragement can flow freely….
      Very much focussed on individuals really and how they relate with other individuals (who may or may not be embedded in organisations) to pursue their interests and aspirations in the community.

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