UWRA – THE WAY TO STAY UNITED
Making A Difference: Those who served are still serving…
Making Connections: Communication…connection…camaraderie
Some of the Ways the UWRA Service Corps assists United Ways....
- Mentoring/Coaching United Way staff
- Endowment and Planned Giving assistance to local United Ways
- Information to assist in engaging the boomers/retirees in your community
- Interim staff assistance
- Retirement Planning Information
- Leadership in the preservation of United Way history
UWRA utilizes the experience and expertise of members to support current and former staff, and local and state United Way organizations. Read more...
Would you or someone in your organization benefit from coaching?
In 2016 UWRA launched a Mentoring initiative in partnership with the United Way Worldwide Talent team, presenting an opportunity for new CEOs to tap into the rich experience of the UWRA volunteer base. UWRA mentors provide a valuable dimension of support to complement to the on-boarding resources and tools available from UWW.
Contact the UWRA office for more information. Click Here to read the article on page 1 of the 4th Updates Issue of 2014 to see one example of the value add: an interim assignment transitioning into an organzatioanal mentor/coach arrangement.
Is your United Way trying to figure out how to get an Endowment and Planned Giving Program (EPG) off the ground or strengthening an existing program?
The UWRA EPG program is aimed at increasing the number of United Way organizations with viable planned giving programs. UWRA assitance has included conference presentations, Webinars, and mentoring to numerous UWs including help around developing the local case. UWRA resources also include a Role-Playing Video Series, geared to helping United Way staff and volunteers with donor conversations, supported by a $2,000 IBM Community Service Grant. UWRA member content developers/actors in these videos collectively have approximately 175 years of United Way experience.
Significant benefits to the United Way include: 1) access to years of experience within United Way that each UWRA volunteer brings to the table; and 2) considerable cost savings gained using a program facilitated by experienced volunteers versus an outside consulting firm (i.e., volunteer’s time is pro bono).
Need Ideas around engaging Boomers/Retirees in your Community?
Advancing the United Way network’s engagement of the boomer/retiree market segment has been an issue area of focus for UWRA. Resources include Conference presentations, Webinars, and a document posted on UWOnline which presents many ideas for retaining retirees as donors, advocates, & volunteers with links to local United Way work. The initiative is supported by a 2017 IBM Community Grant.
Is your United Way in need of Interim Assistance?
When a Metro I was in immediate need of an interim CFO, UWRA helped fill the position in a day by posting the opportunity on the UWRA listserv which reaches over 500 experienced United Way people. This service considerably helped the United Way and provided a fulfilling experience for the interim:
When a Metro III was in immediate need of an interim CEO, UWRA helped fill the position by posting the opportunity on the UWRA listserv which reaches over 500 experienced United Way people.
I am pleased to inform you that hiring an Interim President was the staffing bridge we needed to stabilize our United Way, during the executive search process for a new President. I appreciate the prompt assistance you (UWRA) provided alerting the membership of the United Way Retirees Association about our temporary need.