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Callaway County United Way, Inc.
April 6, 2013

As a long time board member and volunteer, I can't say enough good things about our organization. We have hard-working agencies that strive -- and succeed -- every day to serve the needs of our community. We have a great Executive Director, and a truly engaged board, that cares deeply for this community. Use of funds are scrutinized to ensure they are used per agreement/needs. We are always looking back to our mission statement to be sure we are on target, and thinking outside of the box regarding fundraising, security additional volunteers, and making sure our messages and info about programs and services available are being heard by those that need it the most. Because of the caring people in Callaway County, we are successful in getting the job done!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Callaway County United Way, Inc.
February 4, 2011

I have been involved with this United Way for approximately 13 years as a donor, and for the last 5 as a board member and volunteer.

We are constantly working to improve our organization -- whether it be through establishing goals, a strategic plan, re-working our mission statement, revising our application and process, trying to "think outside the box" in terms of fundraising, and more.

It is amazing that we are able to accomplish so much for our agencies and community -- and the true reason why can be attributed to the dedication and skills of our one employee. Not a day goes by without another idea or suggestion is mentioned for ways we might look at our organization differently, or something new we might try in order to reach out both to those in need and those that can help.

There is much more that we can do, as the needs of the community are great. I am happy to be a part of such a dedicated group that is trying to find the best practices - the HOW - to meet these needs.

The Great!

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

By seeing how many folks are helped. You just need to come to one of our annual radio-thons, or help at the soup kitchen, or volunteer at the homeless shelter, the recycling facility, the senior center or with one of the organizations that works with young people to hear any number of stories of how we have made a difference.

Ways to make it better...

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

Keep training board members and continue to increase the diversity of the board. Raise more funds.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Worked to help one of our agencies open a second homeless shelter by providing leadership in the area of organization, budget management, volunteer strategies, etc.

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