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United Way of South Central Oklahoma

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aka UWSCO   |   Ardmore, OK   |  https://www.uwsco.org/

Mission

The Mission of the UWSCO is to improve lives and enhance the community by mobilizing the caring power of the people of southern Oklahoma.

Ruling year info

1971

Executive Director

Daela Echols

Main address

10 W Main, Suite 418

Ardmore, OK 73401 USA

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EIN

73-0674637

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Improve the quality of life of families and the communities of South Central Oklahoma.

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?

Health

Health is one of three foundations that describes the work of the United Way of South Central Oklahoma and the other nonprofit agencies it helps fund. The focus is on agency programs and collaborative initiatives that help ensure healthy adults and children.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Seniors

Education is one of the three foundations that describes the work of the United Way of South Central Oklahoma 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

Financial stability is one of the three foundations that describes the work of the United Way of South Central Oklahoma 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

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 organizational partners

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

We (United Way of South Central Oklahoma) aim to be the force that pulls together the needs of our community into a comprehensive response which will effect long-term positive change.

Establish Business Models based upon desired Community Impact areas.
Improve Governance Capacity & Organizational Infrastructure.
Increase Community Involvement & Engagement.

We (United Way of South Central Oklahoma) provide leadership for community building to be a catalyst for positive change. We are effective educators and facilitators bringing all segments of the community together to promote individual well-being and common good.

The promotion, partnership and leading of community-based and community-lead initiatives throughout our five county service area. With fifty-one (51) years of dedicated service to South Central Oklahoma shows a proven track record of providing vital resources to our community partners in order for essential community programs to continue throughout Southern Oklahoma.

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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, To retain information on needed services throughout our service area.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for 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 South Central Oklahoma

Board of directors
as of 02/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/2/2024

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
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/25/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. 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.
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.