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Accountability

ETHICS

United Way of Washington County is accountable to our community, including partners, donors, and volunteers. We strive to maintain public trust through ethical, honest, and responsible service, high standards of performance, professionalism, and ethical conduct.
 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

United Way of Washington County is in compliance with the comprehensive requirements for completion of audited financial statements developed by the United Way Worldwide system. The requirements are intended to create a uniform set of standards for all United Ways to follow in preparing audited financial statements to ensure consistency and transparency on the part of local United Ways.

The requirements are based on current best practices in our industry as well as generally accepted accounting principles and requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The United Way system has also developed requirements for completion of the IRS Form 990 that clarify various areas of ambiguity and establish a single United Way standard for the 990.

Based on the most recent audit, operating costs were at 17%, compared to the national standard for all nonprofits of 35-40%. More than 250 volunteers work year-round, helping with fundraising, fund distribution, and other aspects of running a successful United Way. This volunteer involvement keeps overhead costs low.

DIVERSITY

United Way of Washington County is committed to diversity and inclusion. We value and promote inclusiveness in all aspects of our work. United Way of Washington County employs and promotes individuals, recruits volunteers and funds programs that reflect the diversity of our local community. We believe that we are strong only when we embrace and celebrate the rich diversity and gifts of all people. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.

 

DONOR PRIVACY POLICY

United Way of Washington County values the trust its donors place in the organization and adheres to the highest standards in gathering, using and safeguarding customer information. This includes all of the donors' personal and gift information. Because of this trust, United Way will not rent, trade, sell, or share any information about its donors.
 
If you choose to give to United Way, your completed pledge form provides us with your name, address, email, and pledge information. United Way employees who may access your information in order to perform pledge processing and administrative functions are prohibited from disclosing your information to third parties. Organizations that provide operational or other support services to us must also agree to safeguard your information in strict compliance with our privacy policy.
 
Your relationship with United Way is voluntary and confidential. We use your information to send you acknowledgment of your gift and information we think you may find of interest about United Way. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may let us know at any time by contacting United Way. In addition, every newsletter email you receive from United Way will include instructions on how to unsubscribe. To maintain our commitment to data security, prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Firewalls prevent outside parties from accessing our database, and internal United Way access to the database is restricted to authorized individuals. Please note: Some pages on our website include links to external sites not maintained by United Way.

 

UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE MEMBERSHIP