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Three Predictions for the United Way Annual Meeting

Whenever I go to a conference that costs me or my employer money, I expect to bring back at least three things. 

  • I want to get at least one new idea I can put to use quickly. 
  • I want to make at least one connection with another person who is doing interesting things in their work and who I can follow up with later.
  • And I want to be inspired.  I look for a passionate speaker who makes me want to do a better job and be a better person.
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Three Predictions for the United Way Annual Meeting

Whenever I go to a conference that costs me or my employer money, I expect to bring back at least three things.  I want to get at least one new idea I can put to use quickly.  I want to make at least one connection with another person who is doing interesting things in their work and who I can follow up with later. And I want to be inspired.  I look for a passionate speaker who makes me want to do a better job and be a better person.

Your Investment's Impact: Education

Did you know that nationally 1,200,000, or 1 in 3, teens drop out of high school every year?
 

Hands On Asheville-Buncombe’s Teacher’s Pet project gives volunteers an easy way to help increase the basic academic skills of local students giving them an even better chance of moving successfully from kindergarten through high school graduation.

Through The Eyes of Our Volunteers: The Community Investements Process

We hope you will take a moment to watch this short video and hear first-hand from community members who have been Focus Area Volunteers for a number of years now and are intimately involved with the Community Investment process.

While some of our donors choose to designate their gifts to a specific nonprofit, many choose to donate to the Community Investment Fund.  They do this because they understand the powerful process that is used to invest these funds in the community.

Lessons from Local Youth

Last month I wrote about ways to ask young people their opinions.  Well, we’ve been practicing.  We just completed community conversations with 5 different groups in Buncombe County.  As part of conversations in over 35 communities around the country, our local discussions will be folded into a national report on the kind of community people want to live in and what gets in the way – particularly around young people who have dropped out of school or who are out of work. 

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We Are WNC - Interviews by Carolina Public Press

How many times do we pass someone on the street?  See our neighbor taking in the trashcans and head on into the house?  Sometimes we see each other, sometimes in the hustle of the day the people in our path become a blur. When we hear people share their stories like this it is a powerful reminder that deep within each and EVERY one of us is a person whose life is important and even insprirational. And if we slow down a little.  Make eye contact.  Give a smile.  A whole world of inspiration can well up.

 

Recruiting Underwriters for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year

We sure appreciate our Underwriters! 

Underwriting helps defray business, event, marketing and campaign costs. This allows more donor dollars to go straight to work strengthening our community.

Follow this link to view all of our current year Underwriters as well as to follow links to the materials that can help your company make the decision to support our work in this way. 

As always, feel free to contact David Bailey at 255-0696 to discuss any details about how you can get your company involved!

 

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