United Way of Southern Chester County

One Community. One Commitment. One Contribution.

aka UWSCC   |   Kennnett Square, PA   |  http://www.unitedwayscc.org

Mission

To improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power and resources of our community; to provide local non-profit agencies with needed financial, professional, and strategic support; and to ensure that contributions fund programs that effectively move people from crisis to independence.

Ruling year info

1964

CEO

Ms Terry R. Vodery

Main address

106 West State St.

Kennnett Square, PA 19348 USA

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EIN

23-1260899

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Addressing the human needs in our southern Chester County, PA area...including homelessness, food insecurity, access to affordable health and dental care, crime victim services, lack of literacy, basic needs assistance, day care services for low income, and after-school care and mentoring for youth.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Allocations

We work closely with our partner non-profits to assist them in several ways. We help recruit volunteers for their programs, host trainings for their staff members to improve efficiencies and controls in their agencies, as well as serving as a resource to them for whatever they may need. This close communication and partnership allows United Way of Southern Chester County to stay attuned to the unique needs of Southern Chester County's most vulernable residents - as they develop and change.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To raise the funds needed by local non-profits serving the human needs in our area and distributed them to programs making to the most impact.

We run year-round workplace campaigns and direct mail solicitations to raise needed funds.

We are the only well-known and accepted non-profit capable of doing this job of massive fundraising and oversight.

Facing heavy headwinds in the changing corporate world of philanthropy, we have been able to raise $880,000 for 2017-2018 allocations to local programs. We have increased our social media presence and creates personal story videos of clients helped by local campaign dollars.

We must continue to strive to publicize who we are, what we do, and how it makes a difference in our community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve our partner agencies by providing funding, strategic support and resources. We serve members of the community in need of direct services by providing access to health, education and financial resources. Members in need of these services are often below the FPL. Many are a part recent immigrant populations. A percentage of thos we serve are in need of adequate health care, legal assistance and crisis intervention.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    As an example: We are making serious efforts to diversify our Board of Directors to include those who understand, articulate (and have experienced) the circumstances of those we serve. We are working hard to diversify our Allocations Panel (a group of 40+ residents of the community who vet our potential partner agencies to make funding decisions).

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We take the voices of those we serve seriously. Having a racially and economically diverse board and Allocations panel provides greater representation and understanding of the community we serve. We are also encouraging our partner agncies to further diversify their boards to represent the community we serve.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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United Way of Southern Chester County

Board of directors
as of 10/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Richard Olson

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/14/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/14/2022

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.