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UNITED WAY OF NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI INC

aka United Way of Northeast Mississippi   |   Tupelo, MS   |  www.unitedwaynems.org

Mission

To create opportunities to improve lives in the communities we serve.

Ruling year info

2022

President

Mrs. Patti Parker

Main address

213 W Main St Ste 110

Tupelo, MS 38804 USA

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Formerly known as

United Way of Greater Lee County

Lee United Neighbors

EIN

64-0392972

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Way of Northeast Mississippi is fighting against problems related to poor educational outcomes, poor health outcomes, and unstable family situations.

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?

Grants

We make grants to 63 local nonprofit organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide school supplies to every pre-K through 6th grade school in our 8 counties.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

A community coalition providing information and programs for children from birth to age 8, focused on school readiness and grade-level reading scores.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

A coalition of community partners, food pantries, hot meals programs, and school food programs

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

A regional volunteer hub connecting individuals to nonprofit volunteer opportunities and providing support and training for nonprofit organizations

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau

United Way Member Agency

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 participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Volunteer Northeast Mississippi

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Training our partner agencies on outcome measurement. Training allocations volunteers. Trainings for nonprofit organizations related to capacity building.

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grants

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Education coalitions, hunger coalition, volunteer hub

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grants

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training events conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Northeast Mississippi. Our goals are to increase health through access to care and education; increase educational attainment through parent and student support; and to increase family stability through access to basic needs and training for better employment outcomes.

To accomplish our goals, we seek out and fund programs that provide basic needs, health and wellness, emergency assistance, educational programs, and more. We also work to connect nonprofit, government, public service, educational, and private sector groups to work toward strengthening our families and communities for the greater good of everyone in our local region.

United Way of Northeast Mississippi leverages our history in the community and our ability to connect diverse organizations in order to accomplish our goals. As one of the few nonprofits that can conduct workplace campaigns and work directly with our industry leaders, we are able to access donors and volunteers that can work with our nonprofit partners to fulfill our mission.

United Way of Northeast Mississippi has been successful in creating partnerships among nonprofits, government, and private sector organizations. Our partner agencies are serving over 125,000 individuals annually through our grants, providing basic needs, educational programs, healthcare, and more. Clients are receiving services for emergency situations and long-term stability.

Our work will continue until we are able to serve every individual in need in our community. Our graduation rates, poverty rates, and unemployment rates are still at unacceptable levels in some communities, and we are working with our partners to meet the needs of the individuals in those communities.

Financials

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Operations

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

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UNITED WAY OF NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI INC

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jeff Moore

Phelps Dunbar

Term: 2024 - 2025

Kory Hunter

Renasant Bank

Brandi Abbott

First American National Bank

Carrie Coggins

Child Protective Services

Liz Cummings

Jennie Bradford Curlee

Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cathy Fitzpatrick

Renasant Bank

Beth Harrison

Toyota Mississippi

Bentley Nolan

Nolan Brothers Motors

Stewart McMillan

Tupelo Public School District

Jimma Smith

Millcreek of Pontotoc

Stacy Crowley

Renasant Bank

Ormella Cummings

North MS Health Services

Charlotte Pratt

Cadence Bank

Mitzi Presley

Monroe County

Debra Strawbridge

Amory Housing Authority

Eddie Wright

Nail, McKinney

Lynsey Robertson

Caterpillar

Kenneth Wheeler

Katie Rogers

McCarty Architects

Bruce Peters

BNA Bank

Jeff Moore

Phelps Dunbar

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 1/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/22/2024

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Data
  • 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 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 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.