Impact | United Way Bay Area

Measuring Social Impact Using Innovative Tools

UWBA’s SparkPoint Centers Use Exponent Case Management to Measure Client Progress and Build Brighter Futures Eric is a single parent and student at Cañada College. He’s faced challenges getting through school and achieving a degree without childcare. Eric...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

It Takes A Village

UWBA’s Week of Caring Brings Volunteers Together to Build Brighter Futures for Bay Area Families United Way Bay Area was thrilled to host its annual Week of Caring which brought out over 350 eager volunteers to help serve...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Making Retirement Savings Accessible For All

UWBA and CalSavers Launch New Retirement Savings Program for Millions of Californians Lacking Access United Way Bay Area, in partnership with CalSavers, recently hosted the CalSavers Bay Area event to raise awareness about a new retirement savings program...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

United Way Reboots Brand With Help of New Tech Tools

How does a 132 year-old organization like the United Way stay fresh in fast-changing tech times? Chief Marketing Officer of United Way Worldwide, Lisa Bowman talks about how United Way reframed its brand and teamed up with Salesforce.org...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Paying It Forward, Tax Free

Name A Charity As One of Your IRA or 401(k) Beneficiaries My mother was a frugal woman. She was born in the depths of the Great Depression to first generation Americans—people whose lives were governed by a fierce...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

SparkPoint at Community College: A Bright Spot in the Bay Area

In our last post, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary of SparkPoint, the life-changing program that’s helping struggling Bay Area residents move up the economic ladder. At SparkPoint, individuals can receive financial coaching, debt-reduction help, career counseling and access to...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Local Berkeleyan Gives Back to the Bay Area

Robert Spear, PhD. knows a thing or two about research. As a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Public Health, he’s written and co-authored over a hundred papers on various topics in environmental...

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Impact | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

SparkPoint Celebrates 10 Successful Years

In 2009, United Way Bay Area had a vision: empower struggling Bay Area residents to rise above their financial challenges and build a brighter future for themselves and their families. Today, SparkPoint provides financial coaching, career counseling, credit...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Leading with Philanthropy

Together, we can change the world. When it comes to giving back, the Bay Area business community is all in. Over 90 individuals attended our joint presentation of Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud on January 31, 2019. Our fearless leader,...

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Impact | Partners | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Law Firms Use “Gorilla Tactics” to Fight Poverty

There’s no law that says you can’t have a little fun in the fight against poverty. That’s exactly what the Koko challenge is all about. The top legal minds in San Francisco come together and battle it out...

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