United Way of Southeast Missouri

Rating: 4.73 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 430A Broadway Cape Girardeau MO 63701 USA

Mission: To build a caring community through fundraising, volunteerism, community education and collabortive efforts.

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 2 stars  

I was quite shocked at the high reviews for this particular United Way. While I have worked with a number of excellent United Ways during my career, this is not one of them. Another organization I was involved with asked for funding for a specific project, for which the United Way of SEMO said there was no need. Within a year, however, they did the exact same project themselves (even calling it something similar), keeping all that money in house. That is not an ethical way to run any organization.

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

Ensure that it is run in an honest and ethical manner.

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

Badly

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Kathy, We are so sorry to hear that you feel this way. If you would like to discuss the issue with us and give us some insight into which project you might be referring to, please give us a call at 573.334.9634 or email Heather Brune at heather.brune@unitedwayofsemo.org. Thank you.

Rating: 5 stars  

The United Way of Southeast Missouri is an organization that shows true compassion to the people of this community. Their genuine concern for the wellbeing of the people of the community is what makes them such a great asset to this community. The money they raise not only goes to the immediate needs of needy families, but it is an investment in their future. The success stories the United Way of Southeast Missouri brings to the attention of the public is not only what strengthens their capacity for community change and development, but is also the backbone of their mission: “helping people”.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

i have worked with 2 different United Way organizations during my career and I am amazed at the work and dedication of the United Way of Semo. This dedication is evident every day and in every event or campaign that they hold. The United Way of Semo is totally committed to the people and to the work of serving people in need. I am extremely proud to be involved with the United Way of Semo and plan to continue working with and donating to the work that they are involved in.

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

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked in the nonprofit industry for nearly 14 years, for two different organizations and have had various experiences with 21 different United Way agencies. I've seen the internal workings, and external impact of United Way agencies from many perspectives - an employee perspective, a case manager/service provider prospective, and now from a liaison perspective. I've stated many times that United Way of Southeast Missouri is truly one of the best examples of what a responsive organization looks like. I feel this way because of the ease of working with them, their vigor for identifying deep-seeded community issues in partnership with anyone who will listen and play a role. They are clearly there to support all 'players' who are wrapped up in the process of making their communities a better place - nonprofit/social service organizations, local school districts, and of course, consumers who reside in the area and are in need of advocacy and assistance. Hands down, one of the best United Way agencies I've had the pleasure to work with. I consider this United Way a true epicenter of positive change for Southeast Missouri.

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

None at this time. I believe United Way of Southeast Missouri is working diligently to address new community issues with the help of local nonprofit organizations, and are doing so at the peak of serious funding challenges across the country. They are taking an open-minded, inventive approach to working with nonprofits in order to serve a community which is experiencing growing/deepening social issues.

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

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a part of United Way in 4 states counting Missouri and the United Way of Southeast Missouri is one of the best I've seen in action. The organization is focused on the right activities involving youth and the elderly. The local UW staff are very supportive, take the time to communicate effectively, and really drive the community involvement. It's great to be affiliated with such an impactful organization. Whether you're looking to give money or time, they can help you find a means for volunteering that will put a smile on your face and those receiving the gift of volunteerism. Please give!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a part of running a successful campaign for my past employer. I was able to witness on a daily basis the benefit of having an organization like United Way in our community. Before our company decided to run a campaign UW was always available for resources to help those in need. I never struggled to find what I needed from the helpful employees and volunteers. Every time I would reach out for assistance I would get a plethora of information to pass along. This organization inspires me to believe that one person can make a huge difference.

Was your donation impactful?

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: 5 stars  

I have worked with the United Way on annual campaigns and special events and have been impressed with the local staff and their dedication. The difference the United Way makes in our community on multiple levels is extraordinary. I am very proud of what the United Way does in this community.

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

I would make sure that all funds distributed to smaller organizations was earmarked for betterment programs and not administrative funding.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a United Way donor for the past three years, and recently began serving as the Campaign Chair for the largest campaign that supports United Way in the area. The girls at United Way have been AWESOME in getting us any campaign material we might need and answering questions--sometimes within 5 minutes after emailing them! They have made a huge impact in this community and I can't wait to see where this year's campaign takes us.

Was your donation impactful?

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: 5 stars  

I have been working with United Way for over 20 years as ECC for the Cape Girardeau School District. There is no way to put into words all of the ways United Way has impacted the lives of our students and their families. They have not only impacted lives on a personal level but on an educational level as well. We have been very blessed to have United Way working with us. TDH

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have supported United Way agencies in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, I know first hand that this United Way Agency works full time to meet the needs of the Cape Girardeau County and surrounding area. They are great fund raisers and have developed the internal programs to support the people of Cape Girardeau, I am proud to donate time, talent and treasure to this organization.

Was your donation impactful?

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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