Human Services

Mid-Plains United Way

Make It an Investment

aka Mid-Plains United Way   |   North Platte, NE   |  www.midplainsunitedway.com

Mission

Provide opportunity for our community to get involved and help local people by mobilizing the caring powers of our community.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Alisha Forbes

Main address

P.O. Box 172 315 North Dewey St. Suite 203B

North Platte, NE 69103 USA

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EIN

47-0525576

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Right now we are working to gain support in outside communities that we serve. We currently support 16 non-profit organizations that serve 16 counties in Western Nebraska. Many of the communities do not know that part that Mid-Plains United Way takes to aid individuals in their communities, so we are working on expanding our visible reach with branding our organization.

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?

Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center

The mission of the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center is to be a center of excellence that serves victims of child abuse and neglect. Our services will be provided in a supportive environment which optimize positive outcomes and reduces trauma for the families and children we serve.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

The mission of Community Connections is to connect agencies, businesses, neighborhoods, schools and individuals to coordinate activities, services and programs that enhance the quality of life for children and families in Lincoln County.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)

The mission of Comm. Action is to provide essential programs that help individuals, families and communities reach their fullest potential through advocacy and partnerships. Our dedicated staff provides access to opportunities in education, health, housing, nutrition, and transportation. These services empower people to make a positive difference in their lives and communities.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

The mission of Guardians of the Children (GOC) is to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates, to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and be the answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support and protection.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Victims and oppressed people

L2 for Kids seeks to provide, through the local churches, underprivileged children with new clothes for school to help increase their self-esteem and well-being in an effort to show them Christ's love.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Lincoln County CASA (court appointed special advocates) advocates, supports, and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abuse and neglected children, striving to secure a safe and permanent home for each child.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

LFS expresses God's love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life. The LFS vision is safety, hope and well-being for all people

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

It is intent of the Nebraska Youth Center Residential program to provide a safe, nurturing environment where a youth in "crisis" can find acceptance and redirection to assist them in resolving issues. We will strive to provide opportunities to positively change behavior patterns that will outline their future. Young people will be encouraged to discover a purpose and positive direction for their life that will allow them to function successfully within the mainstream of society.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Incarcerated people and formerly incarcerated people

We believe that every child has the potential to do great things if they have the tools to discover what lies within them. We strive to help with these discoveries in a number of ways: having qualified teachers, child develop at their own rate, preparing children to be successful members of our society and quality education

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Works to improve health outcomes for non-English speaking individuals through education, health coaching and interpretation assistance through a bilingual community health worker. - County: Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Thomas, Arthur, Hooker (Individuals from other counties that seek care are served).

Population(s) Served
Minorities

Where we work

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 volunteers

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

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are working to expand our volunteer base to create more awareness about needs in our community and to more effectively serve and promote our partner agencies.

Hours of volunteer service

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

We continue to increase volunteer hours to better engage and serve our communities.

Number of organizations applying for grants

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

Holding steady

Context Notes

We want to ensure that we are reaching non-profit organizations that focus on improving income, education and health in our communities.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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?

Our goal is to financially help and promote our partner organizations so they can effectively help needy individuals in our communities. We choose our partners based on their work in three areas: income, education and health. Investment in these sectors create long-term economic development, which give us the opportunity to increase the average household income, graduation/employment rates and improve the average health state of individuals in our community over a long period of time.

Our board carefully reviews applicants' goals, accomplishments and financial accountability after researching and reviewing the greatest needs in our communities to decide which programs will most effectively satisfy our communities' needs. We use community events and media outlets to educate and promote our cause by focusing on the great work that our partner agencies are accomplishing. We meet with community leaders and business men and women on a regular basis so we can effectively unite resources to provide the best services to our communities.

As mentioned, we have a high focus on educating the community about our efforts and our partner agencies' accomplishments/goals. We utilize our Board of Trustees which is filled with diverse, well-educated individuals who have knowledge and connections to best advise and lead our organization. We strive for transparency and require our partner agencies to report back to our office quarterly with program updates and financial documents. We gather information about how many people, families, individuals used their United Way funded programs.

Our progress indicators as of now is the rise of donors. We are seeing a participation in our campaign grow every year.

We are reaching individuals who have never donated before, so great opportunity for growth is coming. Our next goal is to reach out to our other counties to grow the donor base and awareness of the United Way and increase volunteer participation.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Mid-Plains United Way

Board of directors
as of 8/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tom Willnerd

Adams Bank & Trust

Term: 2018 - 2019

Tom Willnerd

Adams Bank and Trust

Julie Buoy

First National Bank

Tami Timmerman-Lashley

Lashley Land

Yoko Lawing

Edward Jones Investments

Bob Glow

Great Plains Health

Ron Hanson

North Platte Public School District

Dee Klein

The North Platte Telegraph

Chuck Rogers

Walmart Distribution Center

Aaron Vieyra

Gateway Realty

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/13/2020

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/13/2020

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
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.

Keywords

Health, Education and Income