Mid-Plains United Way

Be the Change, One Life at a Time

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

Mission

Uniting Our Resources to Build A Strong, Caring Community

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Kylee Odenbach

Main address

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

North Platte, NE 69103 USA

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EIN

47-0525576

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 14 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

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
Children and youth

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 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
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
Economically disadvantaged 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

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
Substance abusers

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
Incarcerated people

Home delivered meals to help eliminate senior hunger and to help keep seniors healthy and in their own homes, regardless of income.

Population(s) Served

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
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people

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

Adults

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

Adults

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

Adults

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.

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.

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.

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 06/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Judy Pederson

Pro-Printing & Graphics

Term: 2021 - 2022

Judy Pederson

Pro-Printing & Graphics

Jennifer Holm

Adams Bank & Trust

Vaughn Fahrenbruck

The Rock Church

Katie West

Community First Bank

Cindy Volkmer

Kelley, Scritsmier & Byrne

Gabe Behling

Great Plains Health

Dee Klein

The North Platte Telegraph

Julie Bouy

First National Bank of Omaha

Jarod Cole

Union Pacific Railroad

Nick McKay

Great Plains Health

Kevin Mills

North Platte Public Schools

Mike Steele

Mid-Plains Community College

Faye Werlinger

Union Pacific Railroad

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 6/21/2022

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

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/13/2020

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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.