WHITE COUNTY UNITED WAY INC

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Monticello, IN   |  whitecountyunitedway.org

Mission

We advocate and fight for the the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every neighborhood we serve.

Ruling year info

1967

Executive Director

Ms. Nicole M Jenkinson

Co Principal Officer

Brandi Storm

Main address

PO Box 580

Monticello, IN 47960 USA

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EIN

35-1137113

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every neighborhood in White County. Through our partnerships with sixteen area initiatives, projects, and agencies, we promote overall community wellness. Our partnerships include: Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and Reading Junction, Kindergarten Camp, Community Mentoring Program, 211, Early Childhood Education, Angel Tree, Coats for Kids, United Against Opioid Abuse (AmeriCorps Program), White County Council on Aging, Boys and Girls Club of White County, Family Health Clinics of Monon and Wolcott, Literacy Volunteers of White County, Sagamore Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Food Finders Food Bank, and CDC Resources.

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?

Community Convenor

Act as community convenor to address needs. Sponsored Social Service Network luncheon. Convened local FEMA board after 2008 floods and continue to respond to disaster. Helped to develop programs in White County, such as Step Ahead, Community Foundation, Habitat for Humanity. Convened United Council on Opioids (2019).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides pre-school experiences for youth

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Establishes mentoring relationships between volunteers and elementary students

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides Dolly Parton Imagination Library shipments to preschoolers in White County

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Convenes efforts with local Rotary, Kiwanis, and Salvation Army groups to supply area residents with winter clothing through community support

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Convenes efforts with Salvation Army to provide Christmas Gifts to area children through community donations and support

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Grassroots action coalition established through our partnership with the AmeriCorps initiative: United Against Opioid Abuse. The committees meet monthly to plan prevention campaigns and events in the county. They work to decrease stigma and increase access to treatment and recovery services. The UCO focuses on primary prevention and mental health access as a deterrent to future substance misuse.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership 2018

Indiana University

Affiliations & memberships

Indiana United Ways 2021

United Way Worldwide 2021

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 students enrolled

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Camp

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Pre-K students enrolled in Kindergarten Camp throughout White County.

Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

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

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Kindergarten Camp

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Based on pre and post-tests of literacy skills

Number of conferences held

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

Adults

Related Program

United Council on Opioids

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of structured interviews, in groups or in pairs, held by the AmeriCorps member and community members regarding the Opioid Crisis

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We aim to streamline and the delivery of human services in our area and increase the impact on our community.

Convening work groups, facilitating networks, engaging volunteers, creating change for donors

We are backed by a global brand with knowledge and strategies for creating change in communities. Our networks are strong, talented, and driven by volunteers who have a heart for their work.

We continue to serve our communities. Recently, we expanded Kindergarten Camp and began addressing the opioid crisis with our AmeriCorps partnership. We will continue to fund hard-working nonprofits in the community while expanding our impact in early childhood education and addiction prevention. In six months, our goal is to have three local task forces working to protect our community from the harm of opioid abuse. The next project is promoting community pride and awareness through a Junior Board of Directors and a possible community collaboration center.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve our neighbors, particularly the most vulnerable, by ensuring access to services and resources. We meet our mission by convening community leaders to create services for our neighbors and remove obstacles that stand in the way of equity for every person in White County.

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, Social Media Comments and Messaging,

  • 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?

    Based on community conversations in which many people, including current donors, could not name the purpose or work of their White County United Way, we adjusted the way we partner with organizations to help spread the word. In 2020, it was our goal to add six active, engaged partners to our group. Through a variety of responses including advertising, programming, and funding, we have added at least twice that number of partners. It is our hope that more organizations and individuals will have first hand knowledge of our community work and become advocates and cheerleaders of this truly local organization!

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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WHITE COUNTY UNITED WAY INC

Board of directors
as of 08/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Brandi Storm

State of Indiana

Term: 2022 - 2022


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Mrs. Karen McLean

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Term: 2022 - 2022

Kelly Sims

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Lauren Hinshaw

Frontier School Corporation

Naomi Wolf

Brandi Storm

State of Indiana

Courtney Bradshaw

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Robert Edwards

City of Monticello

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Karen McLean

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 12/20/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/05/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.