United Way Worldwide (UWW) sought to strengthen its efforts to support communities in improving the financial stability of lower-income families and health outcomes for youth and adults. The UWW team identified five focus areas in each effort, but needed to develop strategies and approaches for implementation at the local United Way level.
UWW called on Collaborative’s knowledge and expertise to provide facilitation, research and writing, and strategic planning support for these efforts. We partnered with UWW staff to identify and analyze research on Financial Stability and Health. Based on the research, the Collaborative team developed draft strategies and approaches for UWW to utilize as starting point for strategy sessions. During these strategy sessions, facilitated by Collaborative, the UWW team examined and expanded on Collaborative’s findings. The work also included providing writing and design support for the creation of research reports on the five focus areas in Financial Stability and Health.
Due to Collaborative’s efforts, UWW finalized specific, researched strategies and approaches for five focus areas in Financial Stability and Health. They presented the results of their work to leaders of local United Ways across the country. . The strategies and approaches will be supported by United Way Worldwide for implementation in local communities across the country with the intention being to cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy.