Perhaps now, more than ever - integrity matters.
At the core of who we are as an organization is a commitment to integrity. Our commitment to integrity means we strive to make our work and lives a seamless integration between what we say and what we do.
Demonstrating our integrity is particularly important as it relates to the support we receive from donors. We are committed to a partnership with the people and foundations that graciously fund our work. For us, a partnership means taking time to plan budgets carefully, define the intended impact, and transparently report to our stakeholders. It means paying attention to our work's details - all the while remaining focused on our bigger picture goals.
We've been working on the budget for 2021. Building our financial forecast is something we do every year. It's a complicated process involving reviewing financial reports, surveying staff, defining goals, and envisioning a future. It's an intense undertaking. It is also a genuinely empowering process.
Every year when we sit down to build our budget, there is always a question lingering over the process: how will we fund all the work? How will we find the donations, grant monies, and foundation support to put together a budget big enough to meet the need? It seems daunting. Yet, every year - we received terrific support from all of you.
It was just this year that I realized building a budget is about inviting hope. A carefully planned and crafted budget is a stake we firmly plant in the ground. It represents our commitment to the communities and people we serve. In many ways - it's our commitment to you, the donors, that make our work possible.
We believe in integrity. We believe in walking our talk. We believe building a better world is only possible through collaboration and partnerships. Thank you for your belief in Health Bridges.
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