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1 All-Staff Meeting March 2, 2012 Focusing on the Future Partners in Improving Lives: Family Services and United Way of Greater Houston

2 New employees Anniversaries Achievements Announcements Focusing on the Future Nyla K. Woods President and CEO

3 Focusing on the Future Partners in Improving Lives: Family Services and United Way of Greater Houston  Celebration of Families Luncheon

4 Focusing on the Future  Family Services’ success: good stewardship, adaptability, wide number of services, strong partners  Long history of United Way support and innovative collaborations  New UW Community Investment Strategy Partners in Improving Lives: Family Services and United Way of Greater Houston

5 UW Vision 20:20: United Way will be the leader and trusted partner in improving lives, tackling key community issues, and making a lasting difference. Focusing on the future – UW is committed to improving lives; changing community conditions through quality services with exceptional outcomes. Focusing on the Future

6 Partners in Improving Lives: Family Services and United Way of Greater Houston Community Investment Strategy reflects:  Changes in community needs  Changes in donor expectations Accountability Results Add Value

7  Embraces “safety net” and systemic change  Eliminates “priorities” system  Values partnerships with agencies  Open to additional agencies  Creates 4 investment categories Focusing on the Future Partners in Improving Lives: Family Services and United Way of Greater Houston

8 Focusing on the Future Investment Categories: A.Saving lives with basic needs – food, shelter, transportation B.Sustaining individuals with support services – vulnerable populations C.Transforming lives – seniors, counseling, drug/alcohol, housing Counseling Ensueños School-based Services D.Changing our Community – UW Thrive, Education Initiative THRIVE Parent Resources Case Management

9  Gradually increases investment in “Changing Our Community” category – collaborations that address lasting, systemic changes, i.e. family financial stability and academic success including education initiative  Addresses root causes of community-wide issues  Emphasizes collective impact – stakeholders from different sectors committed to common agenda Focusing on the Future

10 General timeline: Feb – MarchReview strategy with agencies Feb – JuneDialogue with agencies not achieving outcomes/strategic fit March – JulyAgency requests for “investment shifts” Aug – NovBiannual program review process continues as usual Nov – DecDevelop investment recommendations

11 Focusing on the Future What This Means Today...  2012 program investment same as 2011  Any additional resources from campaign directed to THRIVE and Education Initiative  Agencies to know by June 30 about any program adjustments  Any program decreases will be made over 3-year period starting 2013

12 Focusing on the Future What This Means to Family Services...  Family Services’ “gold” standard aligns with UW philosophy: Maximize program impact Performance review, measure results Ensure donor value - “return on investments” “Transforming Lives” programs  Possible changes: Making outcomes more meaningful Reporting requirements

13 All-Staff Meeting March 2, 2012 Focusing on the Future Partners in Improving Lives: Family Services and United Way of Greater Houston


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