The United Way Agency Certification application for 2015-16 is now closed. Certification for 2016-17 will open in January 2016.
If you were not certified before and are interested in becoming certified for 2016-17, please first visit this form and complete the required information.
About Agency Certification:
Being a certified nonprofit partner with United Way is special. It means you can be effective, transparent and dedicated to improving people’s lives in our community.
We thank you as our partner or future partner for taking the time to ensure that our mutual donors’ dollars are being used as effectively as possible. We know that our certification process is strenuous, and it is our goal to help decrease the stress of this process as much as possible without sacrificing our mutual standards.
We also know certification gives our donors the confidence to give to our family of nonprofit organizations without any hesitation over whether we have the community’s best interest in mind. We will brag about you online, we will chat you up in meetings and at employer site visits, and your agency’s name will be highlighted in our annual materials.
For general certification questions, please contact Tom Bennett at email@example.com or 916-368-3050.
Local residents looking for holiday donation and volunteer opportunities can visit United Way California Capital Region’s online Volunteer Center at volunteercenter.uwccr.org to find more than a dozen needs all in one place. Holiday volunteers and donors are encouraged to post photos of their work on social media using #happy2help. Anyone can sign up to volunteer or donate, and most nonprofits across the region are eligible to add their volunteer opportunities, and can do so through the website. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re #happy2help you get the word out about your volunteer and donation needs, so we’ve put together several sample posts for you to share with your followers and fans.
You can download the Happy2Help icon below to include in your posts, but if you have your own photo being #happy2help that’s great too!
We often get requests from our corporate partners for one list of holiday volunteer opportunities and donation drives. Last year, we saw a lot of success using United Way California Capital Region’s online volunteer center to advertise holiday giving and volunteer opportunities while promoting the hashtag #Happy2Help. This year, we’ll again use this hashtag to put together this master holiday list with your help!
United Way is focusing our marketing efforts on all of you! We’ll promote holiday related volunteer opportunities and material drives in newsletters, social media, and more! However, we can only feature what you post on the volunteer center, so get started today! The #Happy2Help campaign provides a one-stop location for our corporate partners, individuals, service clubs, students, and the faith-based community who are all looking for opportunities to support.
Your organization needs volunteers, items collected for drives and people to attend your special events.
United Way California Capital Region’s online volunteer center creates an effective way for you to get your volunteer and donation drive needs viewed and met! You can also advertise your upcoming special events, and solicit volunteers. It is currently the time of year when many companies and individuals look to United Way to provide a list of holiday volunteer opportunities and needs for holiday donation drives. The volunteer center is your portal to post your needs, which will be viewed by the community at large and United Way’s corporate partners. In November, we will launch the holiday #Happy2Help campaign, which is all about volunteerism and giving back during the holidays and throughout the year.
Now is a great time to get a refresher or learn for the first time how you can use this tool.
We have received some inquiries about United Way hosting a nonprofit leadership summit again. The short answer is no, but the long and exciting answer is that we are planning something even bigger for 2016!
Over the next six months, United Way will be working with community leaders, nonprofits, school districts, companies and individuals to develop a comprehensive action plan that will allow everyone involved to put together a common agenda that addresses the greatest needs in our communities. As many of you may be familiar with the term – it’s called Collective Impact.
If you believe that working with your organization’s participants to boost their financial capability will increase their likelihood of success in your core activities, please join us to view this exciting new webinar series presented by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and brought to you by United Way California Capital Region and Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada.
This five-part series is appropriate both for organizations that are already integrating financial capability services and for those who are just considering getting started.
United Way California Capital Region has proudly joined over 1,000 other United Ways, United Way Worldwide and the FamilyWize community partnership to organize and coordinate community-wide distribution of free prescription drug discount cards.
Many of our 400+ corporate partners are anxious to have a meaningful experience working either to improve your facility or directly with the population you serve, all while learning more about the good work your organization does.
So let’s get started!
Create your own agency profile
Post your volunteer opportunities
Post your community events/fundraisers
Promote your projects and events to your donors
& Let the Volunteer Center handle the administrative work