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How Do We Grow at United Way? In the seasons of United Way we have just completed the Grant-Making Season; and we are just about to begin the Fundraising Season. There are planning and reporting seasons in between but most people know our work by these two activities. I…
Monday, June 17, 2019
United Way of Steele County Fights for the Financial Stability, Health and Education of Every Person in our Community  Education is one of the three pillars of work that the United Way focuses on. It is one of the fundamentals of a healthy community and is interconnected…
Monday, May 20, 2019
The Role Of The Board I am proud to say that I work for one of the bests Boards around. They are the unsung heroes of the work of United Way of Steele County, keeping us well governed, transparent, accountable, solvent, and focused on our mission. Most of this work is…
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
If I Had A Million Dollars Happy New Year! United Way of Steele County accomplished A LOT in 2018, some things were new like our CommUnity Tables intentional social interaction events and our Volunteer Connect website, and we had great outcomes with ongoing programs like…
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Why Workforce? Happy New Year! United Way of Steele County accomplished A LOT in 2018, some things were new like our CommUnity Tables intentional social interaction events and our Volunteer Connect website, and we had great outcomes with ongoing programs like Incent to…
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Season of Gratitude A lot of the time my job is to put a magnifying lens on the community issues that United Way is working on or problems that need to be addressed. It is important that community members are aware of problems that might not directly affect them or of…
Monday, December 17, 2018
Democratic Process Two weeks ago the Midterm election happened.  Even though I am very glad it is over – those ads can be very draining - I am also very encouraged by our local participation in the process.  Over 75% of eligible Steele County voters turned out for this…
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Steele County Nonprofits I frequently get asked the question “how many nonprofits are in Steele County”?  It seems like a reasonable question since United Way formally funds 16 locally operating nonprofits and partner each year with 6-10 other nonprofits, charities, and…
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
After the Fair The Steele County Free Fair, which happened last week, is one of the assets that makes our community great.  We prepare for this event for weeks if not months: the anticipation and buzz builds slowly until it arrives.  Then everyone attends and has a great…
Friday, August 24, 2018
Local Autonomy; Local Culture for United Ways Last month the Star Tribune published an article about the retirement of Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) Executive Director, Sarah Caruso, after 9 years of service.  The article also discussed changes in the giving…
Tuesday, June 12, 2018