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UNITED WAY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY MARYLAND INC

We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community in Washington County

aka United Way of Washington County

Hagerstown, MD

Mission

United Way of Washington County, MD inspires collaboration to impact community improvement

Notes from the Nonprofit

We are a small organization in a small community. We strive for excellence and work toward equity. We will continue to do so through our leadership.

Ruling Year

1959

President and Chief Executive Officer

Heather Guessford

Main Address

83 W. Washington St. Suite 101

Hagerstown, MD 21740 USA

Keywords

Education, Health, Financial Stability, Basic needs, funding, resources

EIN

52-0691704

 Number

2005553873

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

There are many organizations working on similar, if not the same, issues in our community. We bring agencies together to work to address important human service issues in health, education, financial stability and basic needs by funding collaborative efforts of multiple organizations and providing non-monetary resources to the collaboratives.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Day of Caring

Youth United

Financial Literacy Program

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of students who exhibit kindergarten readiness

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

WCPS has shown a sharp increase in how well students are prepared when they start kindergarten, 1618 students who were assessed demonstrated readiness, which is up from previous year's 37% and lower.

Number of youth programs offered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related program

Youth United

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Youth United has been a way to involve our rising high school students in the community with volunteer and leadership opportunities. We have increased to three participating high schools.

Number of participants engaged in programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years),

General/Unspecified

Related program

Day of Caring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Day of Caring Volunteering continues to rise, with over 1020 Volunteers in 2017 to 1520 volunteers in 2018 and 1,804 in 2019, each volunteer averages 6 hours on this single day of caring.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

A strong human service community to meeting the needs of our community.

We have developed a strategic plan with goals and focus on: 1. Increase revenue and widen the scope of funding sources, 2. Increase Collective Action activities to bring more collaborative action, 3. increase the use of multiple data sources to determine the needs of the community and whether our supported collaboratives are performing as intended, 4. Increase community engagement to support our collaborative efforts, and 5. Increase the recognition of United Way of Washington County, MD, Inc as the key resource provider to non-profit human service agencies in Washington County through marketing and brand development.

We have a strong cadre of volunteers that help us raise funds, develop resources and determine who should receive those resources. We utilize technology and volunteers to leverage our capabilities. We invest in better ways to respond to the needs of our community in the best way at the right time.

We review program data of collaboratives we fund every quarter. We compare the data received to the goals of the collaboratives. We offer assistance if goals are not being met. We want all of our collaborative efforts to be successful for everyone involved.

We have multiple collaborative efforts in areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs. We have 3 year grants for funding in these areas with annual grants in the area of basic needs. We provide bimonthly meetings to help professionals in human services develop administrative and management skills. We are undertaking a two year program to increase the strength of all levels of leadership in the field of human services and the agencies within the field to improve the viability of services provided in the community.

External Reviews

Accreditations

United Way Worldwide membership standards 2019

Awards

Nonprofit of the Year, Finalist 2019

Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & Memberships

United Way Worldwide 2019

Financials

UNITED WAY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY MARYLAND INC

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/23/2020

Leadership

No data

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 08/26/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.