Journal Gazette: United Way to refocus its work money

Sep 24, 2017

SHERRY SLATER | The Journal Gazette

United Way of Allen County excels at studying data, identifying problems and crafting solutions, according to the nonprofit’s president and CEO.

David Nicole said that well-worn process omits a significant step, however.

“You notice that nowhere in there is talking to the people who are facing the problem,” he said.

The organization addressed that flaw last year by convening community conversations that gathered local input on what residents’ ideal community looks like. Answers from more than 500 participants factored into a course correction for local United Way leaders, Nicole said.

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