Mission: Monadnock united way is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing diverse partners and investing in programs and people to create long-lasting measurable change.
Programs: Community building:monadnock united way continues to work collaboratively with many organizations within cheshire county and across the state of new hampshire. This group includes uwnh 211 project, creating positive change, volunteer nh, family planning collaborative, cast (community and schools together), monadnock senior advocates, community network team and service link, itsaboutus and itsforparents websites, cheshire public health network, monadnock talks, heading for home regional housing coalition, council for a healthier community, monadnock alcohol & drug abuse coalition (madac), monadnock employment project under mds successful transitions program, under one roof/the river center, giving monadnock, united ways of new hampshire, success by 6, the children's alliance, leadership monadnock, geriatric research committee at cheshire medical center, contoocook valley transportation company, first course, tobacco free youth coalition, monadnock legislative initiative, monadnock partnership, mfs regional coordinating council for families and children, southwestern regional planning advisory committee on job access reverse commute study of rt. 10 corridor, monadnock voices for prevention task group, and monadnock area network for youth. In 2013 monadnock united way continued to serve as the coordinating organization for preparedness programs in long-term disaster recovery and created monadnock organizations active in disaster. Monadnock united way serves as the administrator for the federal emergency food and shelter program for cheshire county. Muw worked with united ways of new hampshire to successfully launch nh 2-1-1 in june 2008 and continues to participate as an advisor to the project. This collaborative program was given the business enterprise award at the bia annual meeting in october 2008.
allocations: "a needs driven process"the monadnock united way has a unique allocations process, which ensures fiscal and program accountability while meeting the social service needs of the monadnock region. The objective of the allocations committee is to deploy monadnock united way financial support to maximize the resources available to agencies for services aimed at the most urgent current needs of the community. The allocations system is designed to be accountable to the donor, responsive to people's needs, and inclusive of programs to which the givers wish to contribute. The committee is composed of 22 volunteers from the entire monadnock region representing diversity of experience, gender and age. All committee members read proposals and listen to presentations from approximately 50 agencies and programs that we fund. In addition, each committee member also serves on a three-member team that reviews in depth, through a site visit, a cluster of seven agencies. This dedicated group of volunteers challenges each agency's effectiveness at providing services, the need for these services in the region and the agency's need for united way financial support. Each individual member of the allocations committee commits approximately 100 hours to deliver a report crafted toward meeting the needs of our community.
the monadnock united way collaborates with other monadnock region agencies on various projects. Some of these projects provide that the monadnock united way will act as fiscal agent for such cooperative efforts.
I have been involoved with the Monadnock United Way for 15+ years in a variety of volunteer positions. From my perspective as a local business owner, I have seen the excellent work done by this organization, for the local non-profits and individuals as well. The leadership and management of the Monadnock United Way are extremely competent and responsive to community needs. The Monadnock United Way is a model United Way agency.