Bay Area nonprofits are increasingly being asked to do more with less. If your organization’s mission is to deal with issues of poverty, let’s work together and use the power of collective impact to build stronger communities.
In 2010-2011, United Way of the Bay Area convened a series of community conversations with more than 500 Bay Area nonprofit, corporate, government and labor leaders, as well as low-income residents. Based on these discussions, we developed a draft Community Roadmap plan to tackle poverty. We laid out several life stage benchmark outcomes: being ready for kindergarten, graduating from high school, achieving a self-sufficient income as an adult, and ensuring fixed income management as a senior. By collaborating, sharing strategies and pooling resources, Bay Area nonprofits can help struggling residents reach these milestones more effectively than if we were working alone. View the draft Community Roadmap here.
Get Listed in 211’s Database
211 is a helpline to community services that is available 24/7 in more than 150 languages. Not only is it a great resource for your staff and clients, but you can also add your Bay Area nonprofit to the 211 database so that the public can get connected to your services. Learn more.
Become a Free Tax Site
Join the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Bay Area coalition which brings together more than 200 community partners to provide free tax preparation service to low-income families. Last year, we prepared 68,085 tax returns and brought $74 million in refunds back to our community. Become a free tax prep site.