United Way of Norman

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Norman, OK   |  https://www.unitedwaynorman.org

Mission

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

Ruling year info

1969

President/ CEO

Daren Wilson

Main address

2424 Springer Drive, Suite 304

Norman, OK 73069 USA

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EIN

73-0668684

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is seeking to improve the lives of area residents by funding programs at area nonprofits that focus on education, health, financial stability and independence. In addition to making grants to the agencies, the United Way of Norman also manages collaborative initiatives to fully meet the needs of the community.

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?

Education

Education is one of three Impact Areas that defines the work of the United Way of Norman and the other nonprofit agencies it helps fund. The focus is on agency programs and collaborative initiatives that help ensure academic success, including early childhood education, middle and high school academic success, preparing families to help facilitate learning, improved graduation rates and school supplies for low-income families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Health is one of three Impact Areas that defines the work of the United Way of Norman and the other nonprofit agencies it helps fund. The focus is on agency programs and collaborative initiatives that help ensure healthy adults and children and initiatives that help keep area residents, especially the elderly and those with disabilities, in their homes longer.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Health
Social and economic status

Financial is one of three Impact Areas that defines the work of the United Way of Norman and the other nonprofit agencies it helps fund. The focus is on agency programs and collaborative initiatives that help establish a more fiscally-literate community. By helping people prepare for better jobs, earning more money, saving more money, buying a home, working with financial institutions and understanding basic financial concepts, our community is stronger.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Independence is one of four Impact Areas that defines the work of the United Way of Norman and the other nonprofit agencies it helps fund. The focus is on agency programs and collaborative initiatives that help keep area residents, especially the elderly and those with disabilities, in their homes longer.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2012

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter 2014

Chamber of Commerce 1985

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 organizations applying for grants

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

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Health, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The United Way of Norman provided funding for 39 programs related to education, health, financial stability and independence to 27 area nonprofit organizations.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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.

Our organization is seeking to improve the lives of area residents by funding programs at area nonprofits that focus on education, health, and financial stability. In addition to funding grants to local nonprofit agencies, the United Way of Norman also manages collaborative initiatives to fully meet the needs of the community.

Our strategies are to convene community leaders to assess human needs related to education, health, and financial stability. We invite area nonprofits to make proposals to meet the assessed needs. We raise funds to make the grants, and we manage collaborative initiatives to fill any gaps in the needs.

The United Way of Norman utilizes a staff of professionals, we call on community volunteers and we engage the community in our efforts. We typically raise approximately $1.8 million to $2 million each year to improve the community.

With every funding cycle, the United Way of Norman and our volunteer impact councils completes a comprehensive review of the programs being funded and review outcome measurements. In the last funding cycyle, United Way of Norman and our 27 partner agencies provided assistance to more than 59,993 in our community and service area.
This is a testament to the generosity of the community and the dedication of volunteers who make the fundraising program possible.

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

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

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • 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?

  • 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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United Way of Norman

Board of directors
as of 1/7/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Mike Stice

University of Oklahoma

Term: 2022 - 2022

Nasim Farzanah

Dillard Group

Vicky Bumgarner

University of Oklahoma

Vicki Davis

Johnson Controls

Jeff Bryant

Community Volunteer

John Koons

OGE

Scott Beck

Norman Public Schools

Diedra Peters

Valliance Bank

Sarah Smith

Community Volunteer

Mike Stice

University of Oklahoma

Tom Cooper

Vision Bank

Leslie Clowers

Community Volunteer

Chloe Shi Odom

Chickasaw Nation Industries

Christine Petty Cooper

Forest Building Supplies

Kelly Wells

Norman Regional Health System

Joey Wishnuck

Windstone Construction

Mike Murphy

The Bankers Bank

Mandy Mumma

Armstrong Bank

Aaron Parker

Silver Star Construction

Dana Rieger

Rieger Realty

David Goodspeed

OEC Fiber

Jenny Goodspeed

Armstrong Bank

Darrel Pyle

City of Norman

Shaun McGinnis

Hitachi

Brian Ruttman

Moore Norman Technology Center

Vernon Hooks

Vernon Hooks Insurance Agency

Casey Vinyard

Sportstalk 1400/ The Ref

Scott Hofmann

Bancfirst

Nina Wadley

Community Volunteer

Brandon Hopper

First United Bank

Belinda Hyppolite

University of Oklahoma

Ronda McKown

Ideal Homes

Ann Rosales

Norman Public Schools

Mark McGuire

Supreme Lending

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 07/07/2020

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data