Through a unique process, people in our own community help United Way determine which investments will bring the best results.
Each spring, our Community Investment Council, composed of 20 volunteers from across Randolph County, conducts a rigorous review of programs and services offered by each of United Way’s 20 partner agencies. These volunteers examine each service, the community need it targets, and whether it is positively changing a significant number of people’s lives.
Following the review, the Council recommends appropriate funding levels for the coming year to the United Way Board of Directors. This careful process assures that United Way invests in programs that work.
In measuring a program’s effectiveness, United Way looks at results. United Way doesn’t just track the number of services provided, but goes beyond that to track the difference these services actually made in the lives of people who received them. For example, United Way not only considers the number of hours of academic tutoring given to at-risk students, but also measures whether the students’ grades improved as a result.
Program services are funded based on their ability to show real, lasting change in their clients’ lives. Stringent accountability standards ensures that donors’ dollars are allocated where they will do the most good, and helps partner agencies improve services for clients across the community.
Community Investment Council