“ALL IS CONNECTED… NO ONE THING
CAN CHANGE BY ITSELF.” – PAUL HAWKEN
Paul Hawken once said, “no one thing can change by itself.” Everything is connected. In every community, housing, healthcare, education, employment, the environment, and the economy are intricately linked. If you want to improve one area, you must improve all areas. This is why we are heavily invested in understanding the needs and resources of the greater community. The same connectivity is true for nonprofit organizations, the small but mighty force charged with tackling many of our greatest challenges.
While they need strong programs, they also need solid, sustainable infrastructures. While they need effective and empowered leadership, they also need strategic partnerships and networks. The strength of one area determines the strength of the other areas. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. This is why we are heavily invested in understanding the needs and resources of the nonprofit community. Everything is connected. No one thing can change by itself.
For the past 29 years, we have been able to drive social change—strategically, purposefully, and continuously— by recognizing this connectivity, fostering partnerships and collaborations that transcend silos, and strategically deploying our resources to create a powerful chain reaction. This is what has fueled our growth and increased our individual and collective impact in the community.
And, while it’s important to focus on “numbers” and the strategies behind them in an Annual Report, we must also recognize and celebrate the people who have helped us connect the dots. Thank you for your support and a successful year. We’re proud of what we achieved in 2018. Together.
Sharon Nunes, Board Chairman
Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO