We believe we have a responsibility, both to our donors and to the people we serve, to ensure that the dollars people entrust to us are invested in ways that will result in the greatest measurable impact on lives. Our strategy unites partner agencies under a set of shared goals and ties the funding we give them to the achievement of specific measurements, increasing our likelihood of creating lasting change.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT MY CONTRIBUTION WILL BE WELL SPENT?
United Way rigorously studies, personally inspects, and re-qualifies each organization is supports - every year. Our staff and volunteer experts evaluate and assist funded agencies to deliver their services effectively and efficiently.
WE MAXIMIZE YOUR CONTRIBUTION.
We take the business of investing and managing your gift very seriously. To ensure your gift has maximum impact, we continually focus on reducing our functional expenses. The Better Business Bureau recommends that nonprofits spend no more than 35% on fundraising expenses; our overhead as a percent of total public support is projected to be no more than 15% this year. Our extremely low overhead ensures that the vast majority of your money goes to people in need.
WE ADHERE TO COMPREHENSIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS THAT ENSURE CONSISTENCY AND TRANSPARENCY ON THE PART OF EACH UNITED WAY.
Our requirements are based on current best practices in our industry as well as generally accepted accounting principles and requirements. The United Way system also includes requirements for completion of the IRS Form 990 to ensure transparency using consistent standards.
OPENNESS TO SHARING FINANCIAL INFORMATION
United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties' work is made possible thanks to the support of individual investors and Ohio employers who trust us to prudently invest their donations on behalf of the common good. Information regarding donations is available to all donors and we welcome questions regarding our investments in programs and services.
For more specific financial details, see the documents below: