Organizational Analysis

1661 Words Jun 21st, 2014 7 Pages
The organization that I chose to discuss in this assignment is a place that I am currently employed at. This is a not-for profit organization called The United Way of the River Cities, Inc. This organization is designed to meet the needs of the community through monetary disbursements. This organization runs fundraising campaigns January through June. The Director of Resource Development recruits volunteers and uses them as ambassadors in the community.
These ambassadors give presentation at local businesses to inform them of the mission of the United Way in hopes of generating funds through the use of donations pledged by the employee. The employee would fill out a pledge card stating they will give a stated amount of dollars.
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This group is a funded partner. Funds are allocate to this group to help reduce childhood obesity by hosting after school activities that give kids the opportunity to exercise and have fun. They have purchased a gaming system that is attached to a bicycle. The children must be a two person team and in order to have power to the gaming system, they must pedal and keep up a good speed or they lose power. This is one of the many funded partners that receive grants from the United Way of the River Cities, Inc. Another funded partner, is the Boys and Girls Club that focuses on nutrition and mentoring. Not only does the United Way of the River Cities, Inc. disburse funds by the way of grants. This organization houses community initiatives. These initiatives are partly funded for the first year until such time the initiative is able to apply for federal and state grants. The current initiatives are Success by Six, Financial Stability Partnership, Education Matters and Drug Free Communities.
Success by Six works with local organizations to facilitate talks and disburse literature to ensure that children have a good start in life. This person disburses bags to the local hospital that give tips to new mothers regarding how to care for a newborn. Pamphlets include “back to sleep”, how to connect with a newborn and how to care for a newborns gums. These are only a few that are included in this wealth of information given to parents. This