Community volunteers serve on the Education, Income and Health Community Impact Councils to facilitate the accountability of the strategies falling under each impact area and ensure the integration of that work to achieve community outcomes.
The Impact Councils have responsibilities over five major functions relative to the area of focus that they represent:
Monitoring community needs and conditions, defining community outcomes, and identifying the resources necessary to impact each result
Developing innovative and evidence-based means of achieving community results
Managing the investment of resources designed to produce desired community outcomes
Acknowledging, embracing and responding to community differences and ensuring community impact efforts acknowledge and respond to racial disparities
Measuring and reporting results at the agency program level and at the community level
Each Council consists of approximately 15 participants representing the community drawn from the following United Way key constituents: donors and funders, UWFC Board of Trustees, issue experts and key stakeholders. The Councils report to the United Way Board of Trustees and receive support from United Way's Director of Community Impact, Scott Spangler.
The time commitment of council members includes the following:
- Three year term of service (maximum two terms)
- Maximum two-hour meetings six times per year to review community conditions and measure results of funded programs
- Maximum two-hour meetings (approximately two) to review RFPs and recommend funding to the Board of Trustees
- Preparation time for council meetings