We strategically fund programs, support collaborations, convene experts, advocate for change and foster new and needed community services to address the issues based on best practices. We work tirelessly to provide quality health and human services for our community and measure the results to ensure we are making a difference.
How We Work
United Way of Southeast Louisiana serves seven parishes including Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington. Founded in 1924 as the Community Chest of New Orleans, we are one of the oldest United Ways in the country. Through generous donations we are able to support 113 vital programs in Southeast Louisiana that helped people over 480,000 times in our region. Our approach is making our community a better place. From raising families out of poverty through financial education, to uplifting the spirits of cancer patients through support systems, to giving children a brighter future by raising early learning standards, our work is making a difference. Won’t you help? You can give. You can advocate. You can volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another in order to create a stronger community for all
OUR CORE VALUES
- Community Focused
- Quality Driven
STRATEGIC GOALS: 2014 through 2017
Identify & Act on BIG Issue end goals & outcomes
80% of funds raised are Mission Focused
Unrestricted or Targeted to BIG Issue work
Minimum of 3 funding partners on the BIG Issue
Campaign participation rate increases to 40%
Each year, 10 net new accounts run campaigns
10% increase in Tocqueville Society membership
Increase gross campaign revenue by $3 Million
Increase state & national grant funding by $750,000
Increase new account revenue by 50%
10% of operating budget dedicated to ‘Tell the Story’
Social Media engagement increases by 15%
Financial Modeling supports 3-year rolling projections
Lean & green operational savings of $20,000/year
Minimum of 2 internal processes streamlined/year
Staff performance got tied to organizational objectives
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
To propel our bold new vision, United Way of Southeast Louisiana will
INVEST in programs and collaborations focused on poverty
INFORM others with data and innovative practices so they can accelerate their own impact
INSPIRE others to adopt our vision
INITIATE new collaborations where they are needed most
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