Posts Categorized: News Releases

Back Office Cooperative Offers Agencies Big Savings

At a time when human service agencies are losing state funding and cutting many of their programs, United Way is backing a unique alternative that can help agencies save on back-office costs. The Back Office Cooperative (BOC) is one of the latest initiatives that United Way is helping to fund and support, alongside the Chicago Community Trust The concept of a cooperative is not new for many industries. But despite the hundreds of human services providers in Chicagoland, it is… Read more »

Teaming 4 Technology Offers Free Technology Workshops for Nonprofits

Teaming 4 Technology (T4T), a United Way partner agency makes technology services available to area nonprofits by connecting local IT professionals who donate their time and resources to help human service agencies advance their missions through technology. T4T offers workshops to train nonprofit staff in using the latest Web tools such as Facebook and Twitter, computer trouble-shooting and maintenance and getting the most out of equipment and software. T4T is currently registering for the workshop below.   Cost is FREE, but space… Read more »

Robert W. Baird & Co. Kicks-off its Second-Annual United Way Campaign

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is pleased to announce its partnership with Baird for the 2009 United Way campaign, set to launch on October 14.  Last year marked the first Baird employee giving campaign, which raised almost $120,000 including a corporate gift of $25,000 and six Tocqueville Donors—individuals who contribute at least $10,000 to United Way.  The company was honored with the United Way Great Beginnings Award for its exemplary first-year campaign, the largest United Way has seen in 10… Read more »

Raise a Stein, Join United Way Young Leaders Society at Rhapsody

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) members will host a networking and beer-tasting event at Rhapsody.  With more than 1,500 members, YLS has exciting opportunities to engage young professionals in volunteer and community awareness opportunities on important issues facing metropolitan Chicago. Guests will also have the opportunity to win a new 8GB iPod Nano.  Membership is free and open to those interested in making an impact in the areas of HEALTH, INCOME and EDUCATION. The event will… Read more »

United Way of North Shore Responds to Food Shortage in Community

Local food pantries lack resources to support growing demand of groceries Economic hardship has affected millions of people from all walks of life, including those living in the North Shore area. Job cuts, medical bills, and the devastating housing market have led many local residents to seek the assistance from food pantries. Nationally in 2008, America’s Second Harvest reported an average 15-20% increase in the number of people turning to food pantries for help compared to the prior year. During… Read more »