Another Miss(ed)ion Statement

Just ran across this one from a community foundation: "Our mission is to offer people effective ways to engage in advancing the well-being of our communities." 

It would stand as a more appropriate and courageous mission statement if it were as follows: Our mission is to advance the well-being of our communities by offering people effective ways to engage in making this possible. 

The definition of success by which this organization's credibility and utility should be measured is documented community well-being - brought about by different means, including the activities "people" undertake.