Unseen Efforts: The magic behind the fall season

By Hannah Bruins, Resource Development Intern As we admire the vibrant leaves this fall, it is important to realize that the leaves continue to give even after they drop. They serve as a layer that preserves water for the plants around them as well as a source of food for other small organisms. These leaves…

13 Million Kids

13 million kids will be bullied this year. As a woman, without children, I am somewhat removed from the school system. Working with youth serving organizations, I have always been marginally aware of bullying. But it wasn’t until watching the documentary Bully, that I realized how big of an issue bullying really is in our…

Looking for Love

By Jill Stevens, Resource Development Intern Currently, I am an intern for the Resource Development and Community Impact Department, however, my relationship with the United Way of Wyandotte County began back in June with the Volunteer Center. What I have learned is the Volunteer Center is like the OkCupid of the nonprofit sector. While OkCupid…

New Outcomes Report

Reporting Period: July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 One of the greatest challenges as a funding organization is capturing meaningful outcomes from our partner agencies. The reporting from the 2011-2014 cycle was based on individual organizations’ own outcomes and indicators. These numbers have fluctuated from year to year due to changes in programming and efforts to…