United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties

Mission Statement

We are changing the game by connecting people, resources & ideas to promote individuals self-sufficiency by investing in education, income & health.

Contact Information

PO Box 1148
Alexandria, MN 56308

General Information

Alternative Name
Heart of the Lakes
Principal Staff
Jen Jabas
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Board Chair
Kellie Janssen
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Impact and Programs

Raised $765,000 Measure & Record Results- Updated Case for Support; Created Logic Model; having agencies report clearer outcomes in applications Determine Giving Capacity- Completed a market survey; looking into Feasibility Study options; Targeted 2014/15 Fundraising Strategies off market survey results Study and Improve Churn Rates- attended specific training on Churn Analysis; Have specific strategies for different giving groups; Analyzing donor turnover by company Summer Residents/ Rural and Retirees & Professionals- have had "Key Contact" meetings with the intent of gathering insight on how to access these groups, what messaging will resonate, how to make giving easy. Fundraising approach reflects information gathered Women's Leadership Council- started affinity group, developed Charter and Case for Support; held two events the first year
Current Goals
Development of a campaign team Establish an endowment fund Involve Pope County more by educating & engaging Positive public image
Community or Constituency Served
Douglas & Pope Counties
Geographic Area Served
Douglas & Pope Counties


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $698,639 87.3%
Management $53,560 6.7%
Fundraising $47,719 6%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $257,337 $300,397 $196,404
Beginning of Year: $300,397 $196,404 $113,768
Difference: ($43,060) $103,993 $82,636

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