UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER TRIANGLE INC

Rating: 4.2 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 2400 Perimeter Park Dr Ste 150 Morrisville NC 27560 USA

Mission: TO IMPROVE LIVES BY MOBILIZING THE CARING POWER OF COMMUNITIES.

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Rating: 1 stars  

First I should state I am a donor, since it is convent to denote from salary deductions to United Way.
However, it is clear that the United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) is not complying with the "Standards for Charity Accountability" as monitored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)'s "Wise Giving Alliance", which provides under National Charity Reports a detailed report that can be found at web address:
http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/human-services/united-way-of-the-greater-triangle-in-morrisville-nc-19701/all
The violations listed under BBB's "Standards for Charity Accountability" are numerous and include:
Standard #7: Effectiveness Report: UWGT does not meet this Standard because: Although it has produced a written effectiveness assessment report, the report did not include recommendations for future actions.
Standard #16: Annual Report: UWGT does not meet this standard because the most recent annual report did not include: Total income, Total expenses for each program in the same categories that appear in the organization’s financial statements, Total fund raising expenses, Total administrative expenses, Total end of year net assets.
Standard #18: Donor Privacy: UWGT does not meet this Standard because the privacy policy on this website, www.triangleunitedway.org does not indicate: What security measures are in place to protect personal information that is collected.
Also standard #15: Truthful Materials: could not be verified by BBB.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

The team at United Way fo the Greater Triangle is top notch. They understand that service to the community is the #1 driver to every decision they make...and they use my time wisely as a volunteer better than any group I've ever worked with.

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

When we were in need of an agency to make a donation from triangle Business Journal Jennifer Bosk called back the same day with a tremendous suggestion of a group who were in need of the specific items we had to share. Very professional and responsive!

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

Give them more resources to carry on thir great work!

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Review from CharityNavigator
Rating: 5 stars  

United Way - and in particular, the Young Leaders' Society has provided me the opportunity to step outside the ordinary giving process. In the past, as is tradition, I gave at the office. When a slot to help organize the office campaign opened up, I decided to advocate to our newer team members. Now, on the Steering Committe for Young Leaders Society for my local United Way, I have been granted the opportunity to volunteer. I've found out in an organic way, that it's not just a slogan on a billboard. And when I meet folks whose lives are uplifited and transformed, not only because they received the highly important services UWAY has to offer, but also others who are transformed and uplifted by giving, advocating and volunteering, I realize that what I'm doing with my time is really making a difference.

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

By meeting and working with serverly and profoundly disabled children at a group home that is a United Way partner agency - I realized how Uited Way programs and support make such a difference in their quality of life.

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

Increase awareness and training for givers on how their choices impact the services available locally (choosing the general fund versus allocating to favorite partner agencies, for instance).

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Triangle United Way is a truly wonderful organization. I've had the opportunity to volunteer in serveral different roles and love seeing how the United Way and its member organizations help so many people in the Triangle area. With the economy being so bad, the United Way and its affiliates are working extra hard to make sure that everyone that needs help gets it. I love volunteering with the United Way, and have seen how hard they work to help the community with the funds they raise.

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

I've had the opportunity to experience the results of the Triangle United Way in many ways. The Young Leaders Society, a subgroup within the United Way, sponsors a college awareness tour for youths that might not believe that college is even a possibility for them. The Women's Leadership Council helps middle school girls and sponsors a camp to help develop young girls into young leaders. And I've seen how so many people are helped by each of the member agencies.

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

My only change would have been to include some of the outlying areas into the Triangle United Way, such as Johnston County, and that has recently happened. Since these areas really are very interconnected, this was a great move and one that will really benefit all of the communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have head the pleasure of working with The United Way of the Greater Triangle with several beneficiary and awareness events.

Each time, their willingness to go above and beyond to ensure a successful campaign has ensured that on both a company and personal level they have a partner for life.

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

initiating a charitable event celebrating our region and the artists within. Having the United Way of the Greater Triangle's support has helped to solicit positive awareness and brand association.

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

attempt to help eliminate some of the restrictions that may restrict, in some instances, their ability to spread their goodwill.

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