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  • Larry Berry walks his talk every day. His story inspires me, as do the stories of so many of my United Way colleagues. That--along with the patient work we do to bring about positive change in our communities--explains why United Ways are great places to work.

    Although, to be 100% honest, generous benefits like summer hours don't hurt either. :-)
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    Why Youth Employment is Crucial for the American Economy

    Cities are partnering with companies to bolster the summer job-and to bridge the opportunity gap. larry berry is a bridge-builder. He remembers heading to his first job, jittery with nerves, knowing his life was about to change. "I was in a position to help my family," he explains.

  • Who is Alice? ALICE is the child care worker that is helping to teach your daughter how to say the letters in the alphabet. ALICE is the home health aide that keeps your grandparent healthy and secure in their own home.

    Alice stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

    The United Way of Central Indiana has mounted a multi-year, multi-generational initiative to ease the hardship faced by working families who are continually struggling to make ends meet. It's called Great Families 2020. The goal? Real help for families trying to break free of the poverty trap.

    Why? Because no one should have to choose between putting dinner on the table and heating the house. Because through integrated services that help both kids and parents, families get the support they need to develop crucial skills and build financial resources. Because United Way is in it for the long haul.

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    The Great Families 2020 Difference

    "Poverty can't be solved as a single-issue, by a single entity, or with temporary fixes. It is complex, stubborn, and now affecting members of our community across generations," says Ann Murtlow, president and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana.

  • Sometimes a surprise email can make all the difference. Especially for HR professionals! Here's one I received from a former employee yesterday:

    ..I'm writing to thank you and United Way Bay Area for supporting me during my mother's recent bout with cancer.

    Being able to work remotely on a reduced schedule while I was living near my parents in the Midwest really helped. I was able spend 2-3 days a week with my Mom while financially supporting my family. She's in remission now and my father is retiring, so she has a strong support system in place.

    Please let me know if I can ever be a resource -- I'm VERY grateful for your support and kindness as I tended to my family last year.
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    Careers | United Way Bay Area

    As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and reimagine its work at all levels in order provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.

  • Could we be any more excited about the North American launch of the Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud? I don't think so!
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    United Way and Salesforce.org present Philanthropy Cloud | United Way Worldwide

    United Way and Salesforce.org present Philanthropy Cloud. The next generation citizen & corporate social giving platform.

  • United Ways of California is known for its thoughtful and far-reaching advocacy work. It's June 19th blog is just the latest example of how seriously it takes our system wide credo, "Live United."
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    United Ways of California Calls for a Halt to the Separation of Children from their Parents at U.S. Border

    We are shocked and deeply disappointed by reports on the conditions and treatment of the nearly 2000 children that have been separated from their families at the border in just the past several weeks. United Ways of California urgently requests the T

  • "Give, Advocate, and Volunteer" --that nicely sums up the United Way philosophy of community engagement int one tidy sound byte. But did you know t hat volunteering is as good for you, a student looking for a way to distinguish yourself in the job market, as it is for your community? Whether you do a short term during Spring Break or make a longer term commitment during the summer, recruiters and employers will notice.

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    5 Reasons Volunteering During Spring Break Makes You a Great Hire | United Way Worldwide

    Volunteering during Alternative Breaks gives students transferable skills for the workforce.

  • The United Way of Metropolitan Nashville has made a real difference in Sandy Overstreet's life. Of its free tax preparation program, VITA, Sandy says, "It means so much to know that these credits boost our refund each year and help us take care of our grandson. This program is amazing, and I love it.”

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    Faces of Success: Sandy Overstreet

    While taking care of her disabled husband, special needs grandchild, and losing her job, Sandy Overstreet shares how getting help from a VITA Tax Prep site could not have come at a better time. Read how the VITA program made a huge difference in Sandy's life.

  • Thursday's introduction of the bipartisan Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) is heartening news for all charities that depend on gifts from small and medium-sized donors. United Way is proud of the work it has done to support and advance this effort.

    If passed, Smith’s bill would move charitable tax deductions “above-the-line,” allowing taxpayers to write off donations whether or not they itemize. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQW2t

    Current projections indicate that charitable giving will drop $13 billion dollars annually without this measure. Small and medium-sized donors won't stop giving, but they will give less.

    "There is no way to sugarcoat what this decline will mean—a reduction in the vital and necessary work of the organizations that depend on such revenue,” says Cathy Liss, President of the Animal Welfare Institute. “This covers every aspect of society, from ensuring the humane treatment of animals to providing meals to the elderly and shelter to the homeless, from after-school enrichment programs for children to countless other endeavors.”

    Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act

    A bipartisan bill, the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act , was introduced Thursday by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) with Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) as an original co-sponsor, to protect taxpayers and encourage charitable giving. "Charitable organizations are the life-blood of services to those in need in our society, and I am committed to a tax policy that amplifies their ability to serve our community," said Rep.

  • Among the many things United Way does is advocate for the people it serves. So many of those who call into our twenty-four hour lifeline, 2-1-1, are in need of food. We help them find food pantries and sign up for SNAP--sometimes called the Food Stamp program. Won't you help us to make certain that vital program remains available to elders, children, veterans and others?
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    TAKE ACTION: Protect SNAP in the Farm Bill

    Our nation's most successful anti-hunger tool, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is at risk. Known as CalFresh in California, SNAP helps our neighbors - be they a senior living on a fixed income, a working mom earning $10 an hour, or a veteran struggling to get by - put food on the table.

  • Talk about a dynamic duo: Salesforce, the CRM leader in the world, and United Way, a leader in workplace philanthropy. We've teamed up to build the Philanthropy Cloud. As Salesforce,org CEO Rob Acker says, “I’m 100 percent convinced this will change the world.”

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    A Cloud to Change the World

    Good news and good works are going on in the IT channel and the tech industry, most often behind the scenes. Not for Profit is a new ChannelPro column highlighting volunteerism, charitable and philanthropic endeavors, outreach in the areas of diversity and inclusion, and other ways the channel is paying it forward.

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