The Power of Giving

For anyone who ever wished to have the power to make a really big impact on their community, and on the world, GivingTuesday can be a dream come true.

Last year, more than 3.6 million people from 150 countries joined together to raise $400 million...

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Rich and Kim Willis honored with Tocqueville Award

Rich and Kim Willis have received the prestigious 2019 Tocqueville Society Award. This award is United Way of Central Iowa’s highest honor, given annually to an individual or household who exemplifies inspirational and sustained leadership and...

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4 insights from a Loaned Executive

I just started working at United Way of Central Iowa in August with the Loaned Executive program. I had done a little work for them in a communications class in college, so I thought I knew what they did and what it was all about, but boy, was I...

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Starting Small: A Guide to Giving to Charity and Making a Difference

If you’re looking to get involved in your community but aren’t sure where to start or what’s expected of you, the nonprofit world can be intimidating and confusing. For instance, you may be asking: “How much should I give to charity?” or “What...

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The Power and Promise of Women United

Guest Contribution from Teree Caldwell-Johnson

The work of Women United reminds us of what a few capable and committed women—living united—can do. For you see, the Women United promise is deeply rooted in the possibilities, the potential, and the...

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Summer job gives youth experience for the future

As some may say, youth hold the key to a better future. However, without work experience before their adulthood, youth are more likely not to succeed in their future career. 

The Youth Summer Employment Program (YSEP) at Oakridge and the Evelyn K....

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10 Ways to Boost your United Way campaign by 10 percent

Running a United Way campaign is your opportunity to make an incredible impact in your community. By inspiring giving throughout your organization, you are fueling the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of all central Iowans....

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4 ways to give back when you retire

After dedicating decades to your career, creating a network of colleagues, and building a legacy of giving back to your community, facing retirement can be met with excitement, as well as unsettling change. Deciding how you want to give back to your...

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211 Iowa coalition launches free 211 app

A coalition of 211 partners has developed a free 211 Iowa app to provide up-to-date information on local health and human services for anyone in Iowa seeking help.

“The 211 Iowa app is a great way to find credible, current information about...

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United Way announces progress toward Goals for 2020

At the LIVE UNITED celebration on April 24, 2019, United Way of Central Iowa announced progress toward the community’s Goals for 2020 in Education, Income, and Health with the release of its 2019 Community Impact Report. The event also honored Athene

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