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The non profit org that I work provides services to the homeless.
My actual question is: can a department within an organization have it's own purpose that is different but not separated from the organizations overarching purpose?
For example, The statement of purpose(modifed) is: the purpose of X is to provide an outreach of love and compassion that responds to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of disadvantaged men, women and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing.
Also, The ministry also has an ongoing goal of providing food, shelter, clothing, and care to people in crisis circumstances. (I think that this is similar to what is referred to in GTD as principles.)
I've wondered if the clothing department could have it"s own purpose that falls under the umbrella of the organizations purpose?