OUR VISION STATEMENT
United Way of the Ouachitas envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their full potential through education, financial stability and health and safety. A community where the issue of childhood hunger and poverty ends through financial empowerment and education and the quality of life improves for all its citizens.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
United Way of the Ouachitas will unite people and resources to build a stronger community and create lasting positive change. As the community collaborator, we will facilitate initiatives to eradicate childhood hunger and will do this through EDUCATION, EXPANSION, ENGAGEMENT, EMPOWERMENT and EXECUTION.
GENERAL DIVERSITY STATEMENT
United Way of the Ouachitas seeks to engage the entire community in our work without regard to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual disorientation, veteran-status, familial status or socio-economic status. That commitment will be reflected in all aspects of United Way's work - service delivery, staffing or volunteer participation.
- Develop a comprehensive education plan to increase the knowledge of the issue of childhood hunger to the community.
- Develop a public relations campaign with intent to employ an individual to develop a marketing campaign/program.
- Increase awareness of United Way of the Ouachitas outside of the Hot Springs/Garland County in the Ouachita region.
- Identify tools to assist community partners in providing services.
- Advocate on behalf of community partners with local, state and federal officials to help us achieve our strategic goal of eradicating childhood hunger.
- Create and implement a public relations campaign to increase funding opportunities.
- Enhance donor interaction and provide meaningful opportunities for donors to give, advocate and volunteer.
- Continue the commitment to diversity and inclusion among staff and volunteers.
- Develop strategic partnerships, including additional tools and resources and financial literacy programming to expand Financial Empoerment Center and VITA Program.
- Focus funding of programs at rate of 50% in 2020, increasing to 75% by 2023 to those that address the issue of childhood hunger.
- Increase opportunities for private donors to give through formal planned legacy giving to the UWO Endowment Fund to fund operational expenses.
- Increase non-campaign revenue by 10% by 2023.
- Increase employee and corporate giving and engagement opportunities through intentional interaction.