Annually the United Way conducts a volunteer-driven process to evaluate agencies that are interested in attaining Partner Agency status. Partner agencies are those organizations that receive an annual allocation.
The process for selection of partner agencies is similar to the one used in funding the current partner agencies. The United Way Board creates a committee that reviews the application and meets with the applicant’s Board and Staff leadership. The committee makes a recommendation to the United Way Board regarding admission and funding level.
In order to be considered for Partnership status an organization must meet the following rules and conditions:
- The applicant must have success in providing services that show positive outcomes for the participants. These services must be within the focus areas of the United Way of Morgan County.
- The applicant must have a written and adopted set of bylaws acceptable to United Way.
- Applicant agency board members must serve without compensation. Board membership must be open to all persons regardless of race, creed, or gender.
- The applicant must have provided service in Morgan County for least two years.
- The applicant must have 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status granted by the IRS.
- The applicant must have an audit performed by a CPA.
In order to be considered for admission, an applicant agency should contact Kathleen Ross
to begin the process.
The agency selection process will begin in March and conclude in June of each year.
In addition to selecting new Partner agencies the United Way has a procedure to discontinue funding of current partner agencies who do not meet acceptable performance standards. Any agency may lose partner status and have its continued funding terminated by a majority vote of the United Way Board of Directors after due notice has been given.