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Designing The Difference You Want to Make in the World

Week of March 13, 2021

Engage in an inspirational process to envision and create a plan for the difference you desire to make in the world.  You may already be volunteering, giving or serving in some capacity, but are you having the impact you desire?  Is your contribution an expression of the uniqueness of who you are?  If not, take the opportunity to examine your purpose and set a clear intention around how you will make a difference. Through thought-provoking exercises and practical tools, learn to make a difference in ways that are fulfilling and impactful.

Explore the Power of Your Uniqueness
The first step in designing your impact is to explore who you are and what makes you unique.  Your life experiences are a gold mine for making a difference.  Learn to evaluate your story for indicators of unique ways that you can have an impact.  Receive a list of thought-provoking questions to guide your gifts, strengths and passion exploration process.

Workshop 1 – Explore Your Purpose; Assess Your Current Season
Purpose is defined as the reason for which you exist.  Some know the answer to the question, but many struggle to define their purpose.  How you understand your purpose is often shaped by your season of life.  Discover ways to explore your purpose and live with a sense of purpose whatever season you are in.  Hear inspirational examples of individuals who have discovered their purpose and began living it out in fresh ways.

Thinking About Your Gifts

Workshop 2 – Examine Simple Ways to Make a Meaningful Difference
The previous year clearly demonstrated that there is a lot of work to be done in the world.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the magnitude of problems facing our society.  But, what if you take a different approach:  instead of focusing on scale, begin with a focus on simplicity and meaning. Discover the essential elements for making a difference, including giving your authentic self and being present for everyday moments.

Designing the Difference

Workshop 3 – Design Your Impact
Complete your difference-making design process by turning your insights into a plan that includes:  an impact summary statement; immediate next steps; and short-term and long-term goals.  Learn how to turn your plan into an Impact Board, a visual & inspirational representation of your legacy and the impact you desire to make on the world.

Impact Board


Candace Gray’s mission is to help people pursue purpose, fulfill their God-given potential, and maximize their impact.  To that end, she has provided leadership in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years.  After beginning her profession as a CPA in the corporate sector, she craved a career with greater meaning and fulfillment.  She transitioned to the nonprofit field by working alongside a prominent CEO in the real estate industry to launch a nonprofit organization targeting an inner-city neighborhood in Dallas.   Currently, she serves as a senior leader for a Dallas-based social services agency, serving nine cities in Texas and six international locations.  She has traveled on assignment to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia.