Many nonprofit mission statements can be very hit or miss. Nonprofits alike tend to clutter a seemingly simple way of stating the purpose of their organization with too many words, or overly complicated jargon. In short, nonprofit mission statements should be clear, concise, and memorable. While some mission statements may also be inspiring, if you find your mission statement is running long, turn to your vision statement to spark inspiration. Trying to squeeze in an inspirational phrase can often cause confusion. Remember, your mission statement should be easily understood by people completely unfamiliar with your cause, so avoid technical words not widely known outside of your nonprofit.