United Way of Elkhart County Community Impact Panel Member - Volunteer Description
The Community Impact process distributes local charitable donations in a manner which is accountable, responsive to local needs and geared toward long-term, sustainable change.
Role & Responsibilities
The volunteer panels determine how the United Way allocates local charitable dollars to achieve success.
All Panel members:
Actively participate by asking questions, investigating the success of local programs and shaping recommendations for new programs.
Work in small groups to debate choices and explore creative options.
Utilize key information about local needs, current social services and the United Way’s strategies for long-term change.
3-year renewable terms
14-18 hours annually
Event/ Time Commitment
Panel Organizational Meeting- 2 hours Community Partner Review
Partner Programs – Briefing- 2 hours
Partner Site Visits (2) -2-4 hours
Partner Wrap-Up Session- 2 hours
Innovation Grant – Proposal Review- 2 hours
Innovation Grant Interviews- 2-4 hours
Panel Year-End Wrap Up Session- 2 hours
Reside or work in Elkhart County.
Able to suspend personal interests and work together to develop recommendations for the common good.
No member shall serve on a panel that reviews an agency, which the panel member is staff, a member of the board of directors or married/related to a staff member. This restriction encourages a fair review and reduces concerns related to conflict of interest