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

Mission

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

Ruling Year

1972

Executive Director

Heidi Gullickson

Main Address

PO BOX 750

BROOKINGS, SD 57006 USA

Keywords

United Way

EIN

23-7151498

 Number

2548686799

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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

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Brookings Area United Way

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 entities served by expertise

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

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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?

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.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

United Way Worldwide Membership Certifications 2018

Financials

Brookings Area United Way

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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

In order to support nonprofits and gain valuable insight for the sector, GuideStar worked with D5—a five-year initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy—in creating a questionnaire. This section is a voluntary questionnaire that empowers organizations to share information on the demographics of who works in and leads organizations. To protect the identity of individuals, we do not display sexual orientation or disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff. Any values displayed in this section are percentages of the total number of individuals in each category (e.g. 20% of all Board members for X organization are female).

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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