The United Way Business model is at the intersection of impact and revenue. Our business model enables our Impact Model that frames the value we provide to our communities. We create better opportunities for all people by helping build stronger communities. We do this by bringing people together around a shared agenda and working on solutions to problems that no one organization can solve alone.
HOW WE LEVERAGE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Every dollar donated to United Way of Northwest Michigan is used to leverage resources like community partnerships, business volunteers, in-kind donations and more. Translation? We make your donation, however big or small, work harder to do more good.
United Way has formed a network of powerful partners - programs and organizations - that we mobilize, as needed, to meet our area's many needs for social services.
(Leveraging Community Resources)
Food, utilities, housing
Substance use disorder, healthy lifestyles
High school graduation, post-secondary launch
We empower our partners to address these needs by providing strong support programs, including:
A HAPPY, HEALTHY COMMUNITY
A free, confidential service that quickly connects people to the services they need.
United Way maintains a large network of local volunteers who are happy to share their time and talents in support of their neighbors and communities.
Through our VISTA program, we place full-time volunteers with area agencies so they can expand their capacity to do good.