Hats off to United Way Wine Country for the best VITA Tax Assistance Recruitment tweet EVER!
For decades, the United Way has been connecting people, businesses, nonprofit partners & government agencies to advance the common good. As the government shutdown drags on, we're mobilizing to help furloughed federal employees access to the resources they need. Why? Because we Live United -- all day, every day, in every community across the country.
United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher speaks for the entire system in this op-ed.
At our core, we are dedicated to this proposition: " We must develop solutions that give all individuals greater opportunity, purpose, and self-worth. Critical to this effort will be a new success index that focuses on more than just macro-economic growth."
It's not easy to get a United Way Community Impact Team to take a photo booth seriously. Four tries and each one is sillier than the last. Still, we wish you every joy the New Year has to offer!
Nobody does holidays like United Way staff does. At United Way Bay Area, we're running a week long Secret Santa. I can't wait for the big reveal on Wednesday, right after the judging of the best holiday appetizer contest. I don't have a clue as to who my elf might be. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQOyc
Among the foci of The United Way of Dane County are immigration and refugee issues. Earlier this year, UWDC developed a comprehensive policy agenda to address the needs of that part of their community. As is always the case in the United Way system, UWDC brought together government, business, nonprofits, and community members to decide on what their agenda should be. Deputy Jeff Hook of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and Executive Director of Centro Hispano Karen Menéndez Coller co-chaired the task force. Building collaborative efforts like the Immigration and Refugee Task Force is one of the things that makes United Ways successful.
United Way Of Northern California is on the front lines of wildfire relief for the second time in a year. Meanwhile, United Way of Greater Houston continues its work to help families rebuild 14+ months after Hurricane Harvey. This is what it means to Live United. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJKQ
This video interview with United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher is an inspiring example of how close our organizational mission is to the hearts of our employees--from top to bottom. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSeY
60% of Americans don't have wills--that means their state of residence will decide what happens to their money and their treasures if they die. 33% of charitable donors are willing to make a bequest to one or more charities, but only 20% have ever been asked!
United Way, along with 70 other reputable charities, have partnered with the start-up Free Will to offer their donors a quick, easy, and FREE way to write a "warm, intuitive will" that is valid in all 50 states. You don't have to leave anything to charity if you don't want to, but many people do. It's a priority for them to support their favorite charities after they are gone. Free Will makes that easy to do.
Making a free will-writing service available to donors is just one way United Way seeks to support the people who contribute and volunteer to make their communities better, more welcoming, and more equitable. We do it because we know people care who gets their grandfather's vintage Thunderbird and the balance in their savings account.
One of the most frequently asked questions reported by all local United Ways is, "What exactly do you do?" Frustrating as it is to answer that question over and over, the answers are always inspiring. One example of why the answer always makes us proud: United Way of Greater Houston's handy infographic summary of their 2017-2018 accomplishments.