Aloha United Way, Inc.

Rating: 3 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy, Economic Development

Location: PO Box 1096 Honolulu HI 96808 USA

Mission: Aloha United Way's purpose is to bring people together to create a healthier, more compassionate community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization to donate to. They are able to allocate the funds to specific areas to assist the people of Hawaii. If you prefer, you can even designate which non-profit agency receives 100% of your donation. I've been giving to AUW for over 20 years now!

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 2 stars  

You should analyze their form 990 to see where the money goes, how it is spent, and where it is wasted. I was a long time donor until someone showed me their taxes. I no longer donate to Aloha United Way. An example is their Society of Young Leaders activities which breaks even and doesn't profit. SYL should focus less on social activities that benefit themselves and focus on the community which is what they get paid for. Tax info is public information and the public should look at it to assess overall management of donations. I give monies directly to programs and avoid these non-profits.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

no

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get people experienced that are motivated by community needs and not personal gains.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 2 stars  

I believe that Aloha United Way used to be a good organization with a solid foundation, good leadership, and a strategic vision for its future. Under its current leadership, however, AUW has foundered. It has lost some major corporate donors, and most likely it will continue to lose major sponsors, to the point that I fear it will no longer be able to sustain itself as a non-profit.

To any individual considering making a donation to AUW, I urge you to take a closer look. AUW cannot tell you how the funds it raises are really helping the community. You will be better off donating directly to the charity of your choice rather than giving it to an agency with such a vague mission and an eroding support base.

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I worked at a non-profit in Hawaii that has worked closely with Aloha United Way for many years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would change its leadership. The current CEO does not have the energy, foresight, knowledge, or motivation to keep Aloha United Way afloat.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Somewhat badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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