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United Way Facts
- United Way improves lives by mobilizing our community to create lasting changes in our quality of life – measuring what gets done, bringing people and organizations together to develop priorities and inspiring action. By giving to United Way, you are supporting a system that provides solutions to our community’s most critical issues and produces positive results in people’s lives. And, because it’s magnified with others’ donations, you can be sure your dollar is going further.
- United Way of Greater Cincinnati is a local organization governed by community volunteers who make all investment decisions based on the best opportunities for impact.
- The Agenda for Community Impact guides our work to improve lives by focusing on the building blocks for a better life – education, income and health, our priorities:
Education – children are prepared for kindergarten and youth achieve academic success
Income – families and individuals achieve financial stability
Health – individuals live healthy, quality lives and achieve maximum independence
- The Bold Goals for Our Region are a community-based approach to creating a stronger community with a high quality of life for all. In 2010, United Way convened many community and agency partners to see if, together, we could create aspirational yet attainable goals for the region in the areas of Education, Income and Health. United Way's contributions to achieving the goals are driven by the Agenda for Community Impact. No one organization can achieve the goals. It will take the collective commitment and work of individuals, agencies, foundations, government, and business.
- Click here to see a video and learn more about the Bold Goals and how you might become involved.
- Your United Way gift supports about half a dozen focused initiatives and 288 programs at 146 agencies working to improve people’s lives and make our community better. That makes United Way the best way to raise the most money for the critical issues that matter most to your community.
- United Way has a history of excellent financial accountability and consistently receives clean opinions from external auditors.
- United Way of Greater Cincinnati actually serves a 10-county area – Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties and the Middletown area of Butler County in Ohio, Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana.
- United Way of Greater Cincinnati is one of more than 1,800 local community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories that are part of the United WayWorldwide network. The United Way movement envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income and health.
- Each local United Way must complete annual requirements to maintain this membership. These requirements include accounting for the full extent of resource development efforts. Maintaining this high standard of accountability shows the organization’s operations are transparent and meet or exceed United Way Worldwide's membership criteria requirements.
- A volunteer board is responsible for developing the strategic direction, setting policies and ensuring capable staffing so that the organization reaches its current goals and objectives. The Board’s Executive Committee reviews and approves salary ranges for the staff and president, using comparative information gathered annually on local benchmark jobs and every three years in comprehensive studies conducted by compensation consulting firms. There are annual reviews of job performance and salary for all staff, including the organization’s president.
- The staff team works hand-in-hand with volunteers to provide day-to-day continuity in operations and coordinate the activities of about 18,000 volunteers and 120 staff.
- Also see FAQs for Employee Campaign Coordinators.