October has been ‘preparation for launch month’ for Impact Phoenix. Although our organization was legally formed in 2010 and our tax exempt status obtained in 2014, the founders of this great mission driven organization agreed this summer to be intentional about starting operations. So just like we do with individuals seeking assistance from Impact Phoenix, we needed to develop a plan, obtain the resources to complete the plan to launch, and then hold ourselves accountable to completing the tasks needed to achieve our goal. I want to thank Joan Christenson, for her encouragement and writing skills, and Todd Tamcsin for his gift of photography and web design; they have been right at my side during this preparation to launch time. Just as our clients can expect from Impact Phoenix, I experienced first hand from Joan and Todd that they care about the mission of Impact Phoenix, they can help launch Impact Phoenix, and most of all they can be trusted.