Resource Development

Resource Development

SEPTEMBER ARTICLE

Over the summer, our United Way office worked to bring back a program that operates at several United Ways across the country and was once part of our programming at United Way of Waco-McLennan County. We realized we need to bring more people into the work that we do, so that we can continue to grow the team working for positive change in our community. Change does not happen alone and we are thrilled to be launching this program as a fun and practical way for business members of our community to get involved with United Way and the work we do. The Loaned Executive program brings business members from Waco-McLennan County under the roof of United Way so they can understand what we do as an organization and as well as what our funded partners do for our area. We lift our community voice to create a place where everyone belongs and has the opportunity to live their best life. In doing this, we want to continue to work with community members to make this vision a reality. Our Loaned Executives will bring new life and perspective to our campaigns, so we can continue to make a positive change to impact the lives of everyone in Waco-McLennan County. We kicked off the launch of the Loaned Executive program at our annual campaign training and kickoff event in August.

On August 17th, we gathered several of the community members involved in our work and focused on “Throwback to Give Back.” As we approach 100 years of serving the Waco-McLennan County area, we wanted to reflect on our history and have some fun remembering the generations of McLennan County residents who have made our work possible. As a volunteer-led organization, without a community with a heart for service, we would not have been able to sustain our work over the last 99 years. Several of our Campaign Coordinators and our new Loaned Executives participated in our kick-off. The training was informative and helpful in spurring new ideas about how to grow campaigns as we continue to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are excited to have so many people invested in United Way and our community. The official Campaign Season began on September 1st, and we will work to support all of our workplace campaigns through the end of the Campaign Season in January.

Remember, local giving has local impact when you give through United Way. Your dollars stay here and help find ways to improve the quality of life for children ages 0-5 and their families through our Child Well-being work. In addition, 43 local non-profits are also supported through designations and our grant program. For more information on how and why to give, visit us at unitedwaywaco.org.

“As a United Way CIC member, I’ve had the opportunity to champion the way forward at increasing the equity in grant-making. Collectively, we strive to move the dial in a direction whereby funded programs are representative of the communities they serve.”

Paula Solano, 2021 Community Investment Council Member

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