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.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 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

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PO Box 1148
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-834-7800
Website: www.uwdp.org

General Information

Alternative Name: Heart of the Lakes
EIN: 23-7450908
Principal Staff: Jen Jabas
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
Volunteers: 431
Number of Clients: 18,200


Board Chair: Kellie Janssen
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 18
Average Member Attendance: 11

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