Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Brookings Area United Way

We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every resident in the community.

BROOKINGS, SD   |  www.brookingsunitedway.org

Mission

Unite people, share resources, inspire hope, and enrich lives for a stronger Brookings County.

Ruling year info

1972

Executive Director

Heidi Gullickson

Main address

PO BOX 750

BROOKINGS, SD 57006 USA

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EIN

23-7151498

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Brookings Area United Way is addressing the overall need of basic access of individuals and families of Brookings County. Focusing on the three pillars of education, financial stability, and health, United Way hones in on the most critical and relevant social issues of the community.

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?

Brookings Area United Way

We partner with 39 nonprofit agencies in Brookings County allocating more than $1,000,000 annually to programs in our community. Our programs fight for the health, education, and self-sufficiency of individuals and families in Brookings County.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$1,000,000

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Worldwide Membership Certifications 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of entities served by expertise

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents our nonprofit funded partners. As partners find more sources of revenue and build up their programs, they may no longer need United Way funding.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of briefings or presentations held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We currently receive a grant from Wells Fargo, 3M Manufacturing, and the Allegra Footprint Fund.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Brookings Area United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, financial stability, and healthy lives. Our mission is to unite people, share resources, inspire hope, and enrich lives for a stronger Brookings County. The United Way will raise funds as well as establish and evaluate priorities for the distribution of the funds raised.

To achieve our mission, Brookings Area United Way: 1. Conducts an area-wide fundraising campaign 2. Provides a flexible and responsive fund distribution program to member agencies who strive to meet area needs and reflect donors' interests 3. Builds and maintains a collaborative partnership with member agencies so that the needs of the area may be served effectively

Brookings Area United Way creates a maintains a strategic network of social service agencies and government groups, school districts, and other nonprofit partners in the community to research and understand the community's needs. Extending this network to local public and private entities, the United Way network broadens its scope of resources to address community needs.

By following the initiatives set in our five-year strategic plan, United Way gathers qualitative and quantitative dates to align with milestone marks. By keeping detailed records of all activity performed by the organization, United Way gathers information internally and with partnering agencies to show outcomes of the efforts by the organization and community programs.

Brookings Area United Way has accomplished collaboration through our community to provide services to those in need. We are continuing on this work for the future as well as preparing to fully tackle the community's most critical social issues.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Brookings Area United Way

Board of directors
as of 3/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anita Thomas

Best Choice Real Estate

Term: 2019 - 2020

Jill Thorngren

South Dakota State University

Jameson Berreth

City of Volga

Kendra Jensen

First Bank & Trust

Kyle Bender

Falcon Plastics

Sean Binker

Northwestern Mutual

Mike Brandt

3M

David Chalmers

Lewayne Erickson

Patsy Hendricks

Brookings School Systems

Erin Krogman

Brookings Dental Clinic

Jennifer Olson

MetaBank

Brad Skyberg

Midwest Glass

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

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