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Mobilizing the Caring Power of Our Community United Way of Steele County is committed to mobilizing and optimizing the caring power of our community. As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we have the safety of our staff, partner agencies, community partners,…
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Power of the Purse Showcases the Magic of Reading Spring is here, folks, and this time of year is when one of our most popular and beloved annual events begin to take shape — the Power of the Purse, which is planned and put on by the United Way of Steele County, Women…
Monday, March 16, 2020
We Are All United Way; We All Have a Stake The world around us is changing quickly. No sooner do we get a new piece of technology — a phone, a computer, a TV — than we hear it is obsolete or no longer receiving updates. Nonprofit management processes and philanthropy are…
Monday, February 17, 2020
I don’t know about you, but every year in November and December I have the misconception that things will be slower, calmer, less busy as soon as the holidays are over. I want to go on record here refuting that sentiment. January, for United Way of Steele County, most…
Monday, January 20, 2020
With Christmas behind us, the United Way of Steele County is nearing the end of its annual campaign and local nonprofit organizations are counting on the United Way to meet its fundraising goal. Community members and local businesses have donated $750,981 to date, but that…
Monday, December 30, 2019
As the year winds down and 2019 draws to a close, United Way of Steele County (UWSC) would like to thank our dedicated donors and volunteers. It is the residents and community partners who have helped make this another incredible year. UWSC reached 14,450 people over this…
Monday, December 16, 2019
Recently, as frequently happens, people have shared with me stories of their hardships or the hardships of neighbors, friends, family, or acquaintances of theirs. These are always hard to hear, as you can probably imagine. For example, a friend told me the story of a…
Monday, November 18, 2019
United Way Supports the Nonprofit Ecosystem United Way has been around for a long time going back to 1889 but really taking off in 1927 after World War I. The creation of Community Chests — an early version of UW — was in response to crushing humanitarian crises many…
Monday, September 16, 2019
United Way and Community Leadership Stories about the breakdown in the way we talk to and about each other have been all over the news and social, and other, media in the past couple of weeks.  I heard a couple of programs on MPR discussing the effect of the quality of our…
Monday, August 19, 2019
Staff Transitions at the United Way In the past six years United Way of Steele County has had a pretty stable staffing model but it is about to be shaken up a bit. Tanya Paley, our Director of Strategic Operations, is becoming Assistant Director of the Institute for…
Tuesday, July 16, 2019