Help Us Say Thanks
The BIG THANKS is the official close of our year-long 125th anniversary celebration. It will kick off November 12, just before the "season of thanks" and the United Way/NFL Thanksgiving halftime show. Join us in a coordinated "BIG THANKS" to those who have supported United Way over the years. Check out this archived webinar or contact Pete Hahn at UWW to learn more.
Upcoming Webinars & Trainings
The Product Development Process: Framing Impact Strategies as Investment Products: November 27-29, Columbia, SC
So you've developed strategies for improving lives that go beyond funding services and are working to create lasting changes in community conditions, but now what? Align your community impact, resource development, and marketing functions, using the product development process.
The Harwood Public Innovators Lab: December 4-6, Alexandria, VA
To effect lasting change, the aspirations of your community and the work that you are doing must align. This highly-focused learning experience grounds participants in turning outward. By using the Harwood principles to engage your community - and using that information to inform and shape your work - you can accelerate community change.
Salt Lake City Center of Excellence: December 13-14, Salt Lake City, UT
United Way of Salt Lake has completely aligned its collective impact work and fully integrated this work into all facets of the organization. Learn how this alignment has led to increased community visibility and results, and come hear about the critical success factors for CEO and Board leadership.
Fall Learning Catalog
Read about United Way's new global Talent Management Strategy in the Fall Learning and Knowledge Exchange Catalog for an in-depth look at the United Way professional competencies and learn about the steps you can take to implement the talent strategy in your workplace.
Charting a Course for Change Webinar Series: August 2012
Hear about the strategies experts say most communities should consider in education, income and health; high-impact implementation approaches, and United Way roles. Click here for Tipsheet, PowerPoints and other resources
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Engaging Donors and Community Stakeholders in Advocacy: August 9, 2012
This webinar focused on how to mobilize corporate leaders and stakeholders to affect public policy and raise awareness of the issues we care about. Download the PowerPoint and related documents from United Way Online.
The Link between Childhood Health and Poverty: August 21, 2012
Did you know the number of children in poverty is a key social and economic measure used in measuring your county's health? Learn more about the connection between poverty and health, and hear about policies and programs that have been implemented throughout the country to reduce poverty.
Managing Our Message during Campaign: August 21, 2012
Communicating United Way's move from a fundraising organization to one focused on community impact can be difficult to achieve with the media. Workplace campaign season provides a terrific opportunity to help the media see that our focus is on improving community conditions through education, income and health. Learn how you can sharpen your message, strengthen our brand and drive trust in United Way.
The AFL-CIO and United Way: A Partnership for the Common Good: August 29, 2012
The partnership between the AFL-CIO and United Way is long-standing and treasured. Learn more about this partnership, get tips on improving your workplace campaigns, and creating new paths for volunteer recruitment and engagement.
Tracking Trust Locally with United Way's Brand Tracker: September 27, 2012
Trust is a valuable United Way asset. Learn more about measuring that value locally. With Julia Raether, United Way Worldwide's Director of Consumer and Market Insights, and Christy Tchoumba, VP of Strategic Accounts at iModerate Research Technologies, Inc.
F as in Fat 2012: How Obesity Threatens America's Future: October 9, 2012
Learn about the key findings of the recently released report and how to leverage this data to galvanize action and inform policy-related efforts to preserve health, prevent disease, and reduce health care cost. (Note: United Way Worldwide has not taken a position on the policy recommendations of the report that are not expressly included in United Way's Policy Agenda.)
Tools You Can Use
How America Gives: Explore Giving in Your Neighborhood
Explore The Chronicle's exclusive database to explore charitable giving and income by state, county, city, and ZIP code.
Literacy Funders Network: Grantmaker's Toolbox
Summary of key reasons, opportunities and approaches for investing in the literacy field.
Expanded Learning Toolkit
Provides guidance to city agencies, school districts, intermediaries, state agencies and Statewide Afterschool Networks as they develop plans for out-of-classroom (after school, summer etc.) initiatives in their communities.
Healthcare Reform Implementation Timeline
An interactive tool designed to explain how and when the provisions of the health reform law will be implemented over the next several years.
En Camino Educational Toolkit for Families
A comprehensive toolkit of educational resources that support Spanish-speaking families' aspirations for education and educational attainment and help create strong transition partnerships between programs and postsecondary educational institutions.
Alliance Research Review
The National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds' Research Review is an online resource on the latest research and innovative approaches in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention.