HENDERSON COUNTY UNITED WAY INC

aka United Way of Henderson County   |   Hendersonvlle, NC   |  www.liveunitedhc.org

Mission

TO ORGANIZE AND MOBILIZE COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO IMPROVE LIVES OF HENDERSON COUNTY RESIDENTS.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director

Denise Cumbee Long

Main address

PO Box 487

Hendersonvlle, NC 28793 USA

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EIN

56-0890133

NTEE code info

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Way of Henderson County works to improve the education, financial stability and health of residents of Henderson County, North Carolina. We also provide support basic needs and crisis services for helping the most vulnerable take control of their lives.

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?

Allocations to local partner agencies

United Way raises funds through our annual campaign to benefit over 40 programs at more than 20 local nonprofit agencies.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Membership Certification 2020

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 Henderson County residents who have received a service or participated in a program supported by United Way

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

Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

United Way of Henderson County has a ten-year plan (HC2025) with the following goals:

1. Kindergarten Readiness: Increase the number of children entering kindergarten ready to learn
2. School Success: Improve the school performance of economically disadvantaged children
3. Financial Stability: Decrease the number of individuals living below the poverty line
4. Increase the number of families and individuals who have affordable, safe, decent housing
5. Reducing obesity: Decrease the number of obese children and adults
6. Encouraging Healthy Youth Behaviors: Decrease the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco among middle and high school youth. Decrease teen pregnancy.
7. Provide food, clothing, shelter, and mental health services to Henderson County residents who have experienced unexpected loss or crises.

United Way of Henderson County works with a variety of partner agencies across the community to provide direct services and resources to over 30,000 people in Henderson County. We also create opportunities and partnership and convene conversations that make an even bigger difference. Our collective community impact model not only includes allocations and designations to funded partners, but also convening hundreds of volunteers for two annual community wide events that benefit local nonprofits and schools (Days of Caring and Action), managing an online volunteer matching website, ensuring that 2-1-1, a 24 hour resource and referral hotline is available to all residents as well as Familywize discounted prescription cards, organizing the annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive which results in over 70,000 pounds of food collected and distributed to food pantries each year, supporting Rising Leaders, a free leadership training program for future nonprofit board members, establishing two Born Learning Trails at local parks, and organizing a variety of book, clothing, and food drives, as well as an afterschool program for at-risk girls through our Women United initiatives.

United Way of Henderson County has been a respected community leader since 1953 and continues to be seen as a strong organization with a "birds eye" view of community issues and solutions.

United Way of Henderson County has moved from the old model of simply being a pass-through organization for donor dollars to a true community impact model where resources are focused to make a difference and outcomes are measured. New initiatives in the past two years continue this trend. Over 30,000 people in our community have seen their lives improved each year through United Way support.

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?

    Funded nonprofit partners, clients of nonprofit partners, and community partners such as local businesses, schools, and individual donors.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are in the process of updating our 10 year plan, HC2025, based on a series of focus group conversations with our funded partners and other community partners. For instance, the plan will now include a focus on teen suicide as part of a wider goal of reducing harmful behaviors in adolescents.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has strengthened our relationship with all 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 act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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HENDERSON COUNTY UNITED WAY INC

Board of directors
as of 8/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sherri Holbert

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/09/2021

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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

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data