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Frequently Asked Questions

Updated June 2013

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What is United Way?


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What does United Way do?


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Who and where do you help?


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Who runs United Way?


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Are United Ways related?


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How old is United Way?


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What's your focus?


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Who decides which programs you invest in?


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Does United Way invest in the Boy Scouts?


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How much is used for 'overhead'?


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How much money was raised last year?


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How can my agency become a United Way agency?


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I don't benefit, so why should I give?


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How do I give to United Way?


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What other giving options do I have?


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What's the difference between designated and undesignated gifts?


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Why would I want to give an undesignated gift?


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Is my donation tax-deductible?


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How is my donation used?


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What's the difference between United Way and other nonprofits?


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Where does most of United Way's funding come from?


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What positive changes do you make?


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Who are United Way's partners in fighting these tough, local issues?


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Where can I go for help?


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What jobs are available at United Way?


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How do I volunteer to help United Way?


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How do I find my local United Way?


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How do I become a corporate partner with United Way?