FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is United Way?
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How does United Way help?
• We identify community needs, service gaps and opportunities to improve life in our region.
• We inspire individuals and organizations to give their time and financial resources to support these needs.
• We convene organizations with related programs to facilitate collaboration and information sharing – ultimately strengthening the network of services available to community members.
• We invest in the metro’s strongest health and human service programs.
• We require funded programs to demonstrate quantifiable results so we can evaluate and share our progress with you.
What programs does United Way fund?
During the CIRT process, community volunteers review funding proposals submitted by local nonprofit agencies. The volunteers evaluate each proposal based on a number of criteria, including the program’s ability to demonstrate measurable impact, drive efficiencies, establish collaborations and more. Their discernment resulted in a 2018-2020 investment portfolio that maintains a broad community-wide view and recognizes that challenges are interconnected. View our investments here.
What makes United Way unique?
One person, on their own, may not have much reach. But when we put our efforts together, and leverage the volunteer resources and experienced know-how of the United Way, thousands of lives are changed for the better. The United Way makes sure donors’ dollars are invested wisely, for maximum impact, with clear, measurable goals in more than 110 programs across the community.
Continue to our website to read more about the funding process.
How is United Way of the Midlands connected to other United Ways?
Because United Way organizations have a community-wide perspective, United Way of the Midlands connects with United Way organizations around the country to share learnings, experiences and insights. United Way Worldwide (UWW) often facilitates information sharing and aggregates data from the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways around the world. UWW is an international service association created to serve independent, local United Ways by providing necessary services such as training for staff and volunteers, national publicity, campaign materials and program and service data. UWW does not set policy for UWM or any of the other locally-governed United Ways across the country. Read more about United Way Worldwide >>
How can I donate?
You can also mail a check or stop by and see us at our office at 2201 Farnam St., Ste. 200, Omaha, NE, 68102. Please call 402-342-8232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
I want to cancel my donation.
If you donate through our online donation form or through a text-to-give campaign, you can visit https://www.mobilecause.com/constituent-terms-new/ to learn more about terms, how to opt out, get help or learn more about your donation.
How can I start a campaign in my workplace?
For more information, please contact Greg Vassios, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Donor Relations at email@example.com.
Can I have an electronic campaign at my company?
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Can I designate my gift?
You can also designate your gift to a specific giving area or one of our initiatives: Basic Needs, Education, Financial Stability, Book Trust, Opportunity Youth or the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
Does United Way have a foundation?
Is United Way efficient with the money?
We make every dollar count. United Way of the Midlands is ranked 7th for campaign performance out of approximately 1,200 U.S.-based United Ways. As a result, 92 cents out of every donated dollar is invested directly back into our local community. Read more about United Way’s financials >>
*Updated December 2020
How can I get help now?
2-1-1 is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call is free and confidential.
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