The Nonprofit Congress Blog has a great post about how to eliminate jargon in the sector. My favorite suggestion from the post by far is create a mission statement haiku for your organization. From Elizabeth:

Nonprofit jargon is dying a loud, public death, and I am dancing on its grave.

Its death has been heralded and hurried along on many blog posts over the past few weeks, and it’s overdue. As a greenhorn to the world of nonprofit communications, I mentally flinch every time I read a phrase like “earned income” and “social media.” And those aren’t even the bad ones. Try “professional development.” “Coalition building.” “Impact statement.” Even “nonprofit sector” reminds me, inexplicably, of Star Trek.

Who makes this stuff up? Oh, right. We do. Read the rest of the post here.