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United Way of Larimer County, like the 1,300 other United Ways in the nation, is an autonomous 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a local, all-volunteer Board of Directors and is audited, each year, by an independent accounting firm.
United Way of Larimer County maintains the highest standards of professionalism, accountability, and transparency in our stewardship of contributor dollars and financial management. Internal control procedures include a rigid system of checks and balances that prevent the same individuals from handling transactions in isolation and deter questionable activities.
Thanks to the generosity of our Cornerstone Partners, who cover the large majority of United Way’s administrative and fundraising costs, 94 cents of every dollar you give will be directed to the specific fund, program, or agency of your choice. Less than four cents of every dollar is used to help pay for the remainder of United Way’s administrative and processing costs not covered by Cornerstone Partners.
6% reserved to cover administrative costs is considerably lower than the average administrative costs assessments by other nonprofits in our community and across the county. There are many articles and studies on the topic, with administrative cost rates on average that range between 10 and 20%. We are grateful to the generous support of our Cornerstone Partners who enable us to keep that percentage on the very low end of the spectrum.
We understand that providing support of administrative costs is not what donors seek to achieve with their donations. We appreciate that donors typically understand that there are costs of doing business, including fund raising, gift processing, communications, and the necessary financial and technical systems to make sure their gifts are managed well. Our initiatives, programs, and other community impact work simply could not happen without a talented, dedicated, and creative staff and the infrastructure to support them.
United Way of Larimer County recognizes the generosity of leadership donors in our annual report. The following is our recognition policy:
All requests in the “Annual Report Recognition Listing” section of the pledge form will be honored.
If the donor does not complete the “Annual Report Recognition Listing” section of the pledge form, his or her name will be listed exactly as it appears at the top of this pledge form.
All leadership donors must fill in the “Please list my/our names as follows” lines if they would like their names to appear differently than it appears at the top of the pledge form. This includes all donors who would like the listing to include their spouse’s names. Indicating that a gift is in combination with another donor is not an indication of the donor’s recognition listing.
All leadership donors will be listed unless they check the “Please do not list my name” checkbox in the “Leadership Donor” section of this pledge form.
A request from either donor to have both names listed together will override a request to be listed separately. In other words, if either donor in a combined giver relationship requests to be listed with the other combined giver, both names will be listed together.
We here at United Way of Larimer County recognize the importance of protecting the information we collect.
The following information concerning the gathering and use of data is being provided to enable you to make informed decisions about whether to provide information, and to give you the opportunity to limit the manner in which data is used.
What information do we collect and how do we use it?
United Way of Larimer County collects personal information from donors, volunteers, and event attendees. The information we collect may include: name, address, phone number, email address,
donation amount, age, event attendance, and interests.
United Way of Larimer County may use your information for communications to notify you of upcoming events, the impact of your charitable gift or volunteer experience, organization newsletters, and other general information relating to United Way of Larimer County.
For the purposes of executing a donation transaction, we may collect your credit card or bank account information. Protecting this information is a top priority for United Way of Larimer County. As such, United Way of Larimer County utilizes a Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant processing system, and we regularly review our procedures and systems for compliance with federal regulations and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
Please see “Can I opt out of communications from United Way of Larimer County?” for further information regarding cancellation of communication and use of your information.
How are third-party processors utilized?
United Way of Larimer County may utilize a third-party service provider to collect donations. These third-party service providers may collect your bank or credit card information to process a transaction, and that information is not passed on to United Way of Larimer County. All third-party processors utilized by United Way of Larimer County conform to security industry standards for online contributions.
Does United Way of Larimer County sell or share donor information and names with other organizations?
United Way of Larimer County takes precautions to keep donor and constituent information disclosed to us secure. We will not disclose, sell, share, trade or rent any personally identifiable
data collected. United Way of Larimer County will not send any donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the
appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
United Way of Larimer County will only release personally identifiable data about you when required by law or to comply with valid legal processes such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order.
Can I opt out of communications from United Way of Larimer County?
Yes, you can! If donors and constituents tell us that they do not wish to have their personal information used as a basis for further contact, we will respect those wishes. If donors or
volunteers wish to review or correct their personal information we have collected, or to request removal from our contact list, call United Way of Larimer County’s main office at
970-407-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any opt-outs from e-newsletters and other mailings will be processed as soon as possible. However, you may receive further communications from us while we process your request. We appreciate your patience and understand.
Privacy and Website Usage
Using Google Analytics, United Way of Larimer County tracks non-identifying website visitor information, such as the number of visitors, new vs. returning visitors, pages visited, length of page view, etc. This information is used to improve our website, content, and the user experience.
All donations made through our website are processed through a secure connection using HTTPS SSL protocol to ensure the confidentiality of donor information. This is the industry standard for receiving donor information in a secure way.
How do I contact United Way of Larimer County?
Mail or Visitation: 525 W Oak Street, Suite 101, Fort Collins, CO 80521
United Way is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of diversity.
Equal employment opportunity covers all phases of this policy including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, compensation, layoff, discipline, benefits termination, promotion, and training.
UWLC will conduct its business, including programs and activities, in facilities accessible to persons with disabilities, to the extent practicable.
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