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As we look ahead to 2018

At this time of year, resolutions are everywhere. Setting goals is important, but the true key to success is to also create a plan. Just like you, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is committed to success. We are just a few days away from January 1. Which means our organization is wrapping up a 3-year strategic plan and will begin implementing our 2018-2020 plan next week.

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Changes to Tax Law - Implications for Nonprofit Giving

The Asheville Citizen-Times ran an article on December 25 regarding the recent sweeping tax reform bill that passed and its possible implications for nonprofits. Below are excerpts from the article, including portions by David Bailey, president and CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. Read the full article here, which includes information from local tax attorneys at Dixon Hughes Goodm

Highlands Circle: Emerging Leaders Giving Back

A few months ago I was talking with someone about Highlands Circle and she asked me, “So what is Highlands Circle? What’s in it for someone to join?”  I’ll be honest: I didn’t have an answer.  Which is interesting, because I usually don’t find myself at a loss for words.
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After 20,000 Phone Calls - a farewell to a stellar teammate

You read that blog title right. Since January of 2014, Monika, our team mate and friend, handled more than 20,000 INCOMING phone calls in her role as an information and referral specialist for NC 2-1-1. When we specify "incoming" that means that these are just the calls that came into our call center, what it doesn't include are the thousands and thousands of calls that she made on behalf of those people in our community.

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