Thursday, October 13, 2016

United Way Helps Us Build Girls of Courage, Confidence and Character Who Make the World a Better Place

In 2013, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Robotics Team "Robotic Gems" was
featured in a regional United Way Campaign

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a PROUD PARTNER of United Way!  Thanks to support from several United Ways in our 40 ½ county region, we can provide the world’s premier leadership experience to girls in southern Illinois.

Aside from receiving that yearly funding from United Way, being a United Way-funded agency means so much more. We’re required to uphold what are known as quality standards, we are offered management trainings, we are kept abreast of great offers from United Way and its partners, we are part of an infrastructure that works together, and so much more.

Quality Standards were developed to help any nonprofit know if they are on track to being a good, solid, well-performing agency. The standards are broken down into the four performance areas of finance, administration, programs and governance.

As a United Way-funded agency we are reviewed annually and the quality standards play an important role in that process. During the assessment, a team of volunteers visits our agency and learns how we’re upholding the standards. It’s an important evaluation and one that helps us to grow and be a better agency for everyone we serve.

Thank You to Our United Way Partners 

Many thanks to our partners:  United Way of Coles County, United Way of Edgar County, United Way of Effingham County, United Way of Greater St. Louis (Southwest Illinois Division and Tri Cities), United Way of Knox County & Crawford County, United Way of South Central Illinois and United Way of Southern Illinois.

The mission of United Way is to “to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.”  With this mission in mind, United Way helps Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.