Quote of the Month: August 2018

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Our August Quote of the Month comes from Ken Toll, President/CEO of United Way of Jackson County, Jackson, Michigan:

“It is more work to try to do everything and not know where you are going” – Ken Toll, President/CEO, United Way of Jackson County

Three-years ago United Way of Jackson County adopted an issue focus around the issue of financial stability and adopted a bold goal of “Help 5,000 Jackson County residents develop a pathway to financial success by 2025.”  I recently asked Ken if it was hard work to address an issue like financial stability, and he quickly responded that it was harder to do everything for everyone.  United Way of Jackson County is no longer trying to do everything, because they now have a clear direction to impact financial stability and achieve their bold goal. It is important to know where your United Way is going, because once you have a clear direction, the work becomes easier, more impactful, and more rewarding. If you have a quote you would like to share for our Quote of the Month, please let me know at gary@perspectives4uw.com

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