New to nonprofit work, Patti was also new in Weld County, looking for ways to do her job better. She learned of the monthly Weld Together email from a colleague, singed up, and was helped by the many resources listed. Patti also decided to attend the upcoming training on motivational interviewing; she had read a little about the practice but needed to know more for her new role.
At a little over 4,000 square miles, Weld County is as large as Delaware, Rhode Island, and New York City combined. With over 324,000 residents, Weld County includes urban, suburban, rural, and frontier regions, each with its own assets and liabilities, opportunities and challenges.
A sizable group of nonprofits serves Weld County, the surrounding region, the nation, and the world. In 2018, 342 nonprofit organizations were registered in Weld County. In addition to the United Way human services-
related initiative areas, Weld County nonprofits work in animal welfare, environmental stewardship, international development, faith formation and more.
So as to increase the capacity of local nonprofits that they might even better serve Weld County residents and beyond, United Way of Weld County facilitates Weld Together, a gathering place for nonprofit agencies and like-minded organizations that, together, aim to make Weld County a great place to live for everyone. Plus, stronger nonprofits save taxpayers money as they help keep government smaller than it would be otherwise.
Weld Together provides a variety of resources designed to help nonprofits do the best job they can for those they serve.
Case Manager Trainings. While many of the case managers on staff at Weld County agencies have a formal degree in the field, others do not and can use additional training. Plus, every employee that works directly with people needs an occasional refresher course.
Nonprofit Capacity Building Trainings. Nonprofits can achieve excellence in governance, administration and fundraising.
www.unitedway-weld.org/weldtogether. At a dedicated page on the United Way website, Weld Together offers:
• community events calendar
• job board
• resource sharing board
E-newsletters. Provided once per month, these concise offerings provide readings of interest and links to upcoming events and other resources.
“Weld County has an amazing variety of nonprofit organizations, each with committed volunteers and staff pursuing an important mission. United Way wants them to achieve their goals even more forthrightly, and so provides Weld Together as an encouragement.”Lyle SmithGraybeal, Vice President of Community Development, United Way of Weld County