United Way CEO Shares Her Tips for Community Building

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas CEO Jennifer Sampson shared seven things she believes businesses and organizations should do to build community with Inc. recently.

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Businesses need to have a strong sense of community if they want to succeed in today’s world.

To get insight into corporate responsibility, Inc. reached out to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas CEO Jennifer Sampson.

The United Way provides programs to help low-income families with education, health, and income in Dallas. Under Sampson’s leadership, the nonprofit’s revenue has skyrocketed by 30 percent. Volunteer hours have tripled.

“When we work in silos we waste resources, create redundancies, and trip over one another.” Jennifer Sampson

She listed seven actions she refers to as “Sampson’s Seven,” that she has used during her time at United Way to build a healthy community. Among them are “embrace a larger purpose,” “fail fast; fail forward,” and “we before me.” 

“When we work in silos we waste resources, create redundancies, and trip over one another,” Sampson told Inc. 

She believes their implications reach beyond the philanthropic world. 

Read more of her tips for building a modern healthy community here.


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