Why Partner with United Way SA

In today’s world, social problems are more complex than ever before. Trying to tackle them can seem like an overwhelming and mammoth task and positive results take time to become evident. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future for us all. This is a collective impact approach in that it requires closer collaboration between the community, government and business and openness to the challenges and opportunities presented by the community, mindful of the capabilities and assets they have available. 

It is for these reasons that United Way South Australia embraces working with community members, corporate partners – big and small, with schools and community organisations and with government agencies. 

5 Great Reasons to Volunteer with United Way

1. Focused on Children and Families
United Way invests in the critical early years ensuring children in communities of disadvantage start school ready to learn.

2. Meaningful Employee Engagement Programs
Structured opportunities for staff at all levels of your business to support United Way’s work in communities of disadvantaged, from skilled volunteering and mentoring to workplace (payroll) giving, team projects, and online appeals. 

3. Access to Global Best Practice
We draw on our strengths as the world’s largest mobiliser of business-community partnerships to help Australian businesses to define and achieve their Corporate Social Responsibility Objectives. If your business has an international footprint, United Way can help to align your community programs locally. 

4. Collaboration Across Sectors
United Way’s purpose is to unite business, community, philanthropy, government, and social purpose organisations in collaborative action to ensure communities thrive – we bring together thought leaders from these sectors to find innovative ways ensuring children and young people reach their full potential. 

5. We’ll Be With You All The Way
Our experienced team provides expert advice to maximise your return on investment.by aligning your community program to your core business, drawing on the skills and interests of your employees, structuring annual activities, reporting on impact and showcasing your efforts.

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