10:00 AM Aug 16, 2015
Misunderstanding is an easy thing to do, and it’s so easy to be complacent about not ensuring that people know what it is you’re talking about. For example, for years I just knew that Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Bad Moon Rising contained the verse: “…there’s a bathroom on the right.” I think a lot of people made that mistake actually.
12:00 PM Aug 9, 2015
Over the years, United Ways across the nation routinely began their fundraising campaigns in late summer of every given year. The Internet has changed that quite a bit since people and companies want to be able to give when the time is right for them.
12:00 PM Aug 2, 2015
We at United Way of Wilson County rely on people calling 211, one of United Way’s programs, to assist hundreds of people every month in finding help. Still, people call our office on a regular basis looking for help with questions that, for the most part, stem from poverty.
10:00 AM Jul 19, 2015
I think I grew up in a great time, one of the best in history. We had the benefit of just enough technology without being overwhelmed by it. I suppose I’m dating myself if I say “these days,” but I can’t help it. These days, it seems children are almost required to be tech savvy. The pressure for our children to succeed exists more than ever. One could say that this is natural part of the human existence. As we progress in time we also must progress in intelligence along with our capabilities.
12:00 PM Jul 12, 2015
We just received two large boxes of pledge forms at United Way of Wilson County this week, so that must mean it’s almost campaign time, right?
11:00 AM Jul 5, 2015
United Way of Wilson County is thrilled to announce it is growing. Although we would love to report this means we’ve managed to expand our financial campaign by great leaps and bounds, the growing we have to report is different in nature, but no less exciting.
10:00 AM Jun 21, 2015
When you work in an industry in which you try to serve people in times of need, there are times you feel touched by what you see, grateful for what you have and honored to be of assistance.
10:00 AM Jun 14, 2015
Are we a charity or a nonprofit? Is there a difference you ask? Charity is both a noun and a verb. For some reason I’ve never liked the term charity. I prefer to think of United Way as an investment resource. We help people invest in their communities, in their neighbors and in themselves.
2:00 PM Jun 7, 2015
In case you haven’t noticed, I like to talk about the United Way of Wilson County. In part, I do so because it’s my job, but more than that, I do so because I believe in the things our United Way does for Wilson County. Normally, I present information about the programs specifically for Wilson County since that’s what our donors’ funds support.
12:00 PM May 24, 2015
Growing up, my dad loved to volunteer my services.
12:00 PM May 10, 2015
Our allocations panel meetings are over for 2015.
12:00 PM May 3, 2015
Earlier this week, United Way of Wilson County held the first week of allocations meetings to review partner programs and to decide how much, if any funding beyond that designated by donors, these partners should receive.
12:00 PM Apr 26, 2015
With less than three days to go before our allocations panels review potential program funding, I wanted to continue discussing some facts about our local partners.
12:00 PM Apr 19, 2015
Last week, I discussed a few United Way of Wilson County facts about some of our many partner programs that assist people who live in Wilson County.
12:00 PM Apr 12, 2015
United Way of Wilson County works with more than 30 programs that assist people who live in Wilson County. Among the top questions we hear is, “what needs are these programs serving?”
12:00 PM Apr 5, 2015
There’s some dinosaur DNA in my veins.