On October 15, we welcomed statewide funders, local nonprofits, area business leaders and members of the Goldrich and Kaley family to the Community Impact Center to unveil Prue's Place, a training and meeting space located in the United Way building. This space is dedicated to Prue Kaley following her very generous planned gift to United Way. Technology upgrades and remodeling made possible through her gift transformed the space that now serves nonprofits throughout the County.
Prue’s Place is part of United Way’s Shared Services Initiative, which includes low-cost office space available to nonprofits and small business owners; nonprofit consultation; and (launching soon!) professional Human Resources and Accounting services that nonprofits can buy into at below-market rates.
United Way of Larimer County is committed to continuously exploring and adopting principles and practices that increase our efficiency and effectiveness, and we want to inspire and enable all nonprofits in Larimer County to do the same. We do this internally because we believe it is consistent with our promise to donors: When you give to United Way, your philanthropic dollars go farther.
At United Way, we strive to provide donors with the greatest return on investment, which for us means the greatest impact on children and families. We do this by using our grant process to encourage nonprofits to work together on community issues and reduce duplication of services. We also provide capacity building grants and offer trainings that help nonprofits improve their own efficiency, which results in dollars going farther to help those in need.
Our vision for our shared space is a building that is teeming with energy, collaboration and idea-sharing. We greatly appreciate Brinkman for their very generous donation that made the Community Impact Center possible, to The Light Center for underwriting a significant portion of our electrical needs and to Comcast for sponsoring our Nonprofit Excellence Series, which allows us to provide free trainings that are open to all Larimer County nonprofits.
It is exciting that our “mission-based move” to the Community Impact Center (a move that allows Teaching Tree to expand, easing the shortfall of childcare options for low-income families) is sparking additional community benefits, all made possible by you – the individuals, board members, nonprofit partners and businesses who believe that by working together, we accomplish much more than we can on our own.