What does United Way of Wyandotte County do?

United Way holds a unique place in the nonprofit world. Most nonprofits support one specific cause while United Way supports an entire community of needs. To demonstrate, check out this new video and then below see the five ways United Way takes a unique approach to solving Wyandotte County issues while also mobilizing the community…

Honest (and effective) data: Best practices for nonprofit data reporting

By Todd Jordan, Community Impact Manager Do not falsify your data… just don’t. For my initial blog post, as part of a continuing series on the leading practices for nonprofits, I would like to focus on the lessons we can learn from the recent controversy surrounding the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Bloch School of Management…

A new kind of resolution for a better YOU

By Emily Worm, RSVP Director Exercise! Diet! Health! Words we’ve heard a lot during this past month of New Year’s resolutions. Although these resolutions lead to a better ‘you’ there is one thing I find missing from the wellness conversation: community involvement. Community involvement can mean many things: participating in local government, being a member…

Change the first 5 years, change everything

By Jennifer Traffis, Director of Children Services Did you watch the State of the Union address by the President? Were you surprised to hear him address child care? Do you realize child care was the phrase said most often in the address? You might be wondering why child care has caught the attention of the…

Hi, I’m Jill Stevens and I am running for President

By Jill Stevens, Resource Development Intern I call myself the future president. I have big dreams of running this country, of grueling long hours in the oval office, and yes, even wearing the fashionable female pantsuits. Now you are probably wondering what my ridiculously ambitious goal has to do with the United Way of Wyandotte…