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Advancing the Common Good in Indiana

Community Grants
UnitedIN16 (UIN16) focuses on strong community change, improving resource development, and investment for clear outcomes. Building on strengths, we are applying matching grant opportunities that will accelerate United Way growth and engagement. Members will also build capacity towards education, income and health issue areas to make Indiana United Ways stronger and more strategic in their communities.

UIN16 also offers two collaborative opportunities, supporting exciting successful work with Kindergarten readiness and community engagement by Turning Outward through indepth training by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.


Member staff and volunteers are provided a wealth of learning opportunities to strengthen local United Way work. IaUW annually schedules campaign training and workshops to improve performance in community investment, volunteer engagement, and relationship management. An annual conference, either our own State Leaders Conference or our collaboration on a multi-state event like the Great Rivers Conference, provides learning from high performing organizations.

IaUW watches for the best practices and newest thinking in the United Way world to bring webinars, focused conference calls, and speakers from inside and outside of Indiana. As our members focus on creating lasting change through the basic building blocks for a good life, Education, Income, and Health, we are constantly looking for new information and practices to enhance our members understanding and skills.

We offer a compliment of support and coaching to new United Way executives. A two-day camp, two years of special support and custom coaching all contribute to a quicker learning curve. Roundtables focus on non-executive staff and create opportunities for peer support and learning.


Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network LogoThe Network is coordinated by the Indiana Association of United Ways on behalf of Indiana United Ways and has received generous support from Lilly Endowment since 1994. The Network is a partnership of four United Ways and the United Way of Central Indiana's Nonprofit Training Center. They work as a team with IaUW to meet Indiana United Ways/Funds and other nonprofit organizations' training and development needs. By partnering with organizations such as BoardSource, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy The Fund Raising School, and Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, the Network is able to increase access to valuable speakers, programs, and events.

The Network provides affordable private and public workshops, board retreats, and consultant referral for Indiana nonprofit organizations. Topics range from cutting edge to basic content. The Network typically serves 4000-5000 or more participants and clients each year.

Go to www.inrn.orgfor current workshop dates or to contact one of 5 regional directors near you.


Public Policy

United Ways work together to promote public policies that strengthen charitable giving; volunteering; and human service planning, coordination, and funding. IaUW plays a key role in statewide partnerships; monitors legislation and government action; and represents members’ viewpoints to state and federal lawmakers, administrators, and other partners.

Priorities include:

Current Bills and Policies Affecting United Ways' Five Priorities

Public Policy Committee (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, 381 KB, 2016- 01-06)

Archive of Public Policy Updates 2012-2014

Indiana General Assembly

Indiana Congressional Delegation

State and Congressional District Maps

State Employees' Community Campaign


The State Employees’ Community Campaign (SECC) is an annual workplace fundraising campaign by and for Indiana state employees. IaUW staff provide advice and counsel to the SECC leadership, assist in training, produce campaign materials, receive and account for all moneys raised, and prepare distribution checks to the charitable organizations designated by individual state employees. State employees may contribute to any exempt nonprofit organization with a US Internal Revenue Service 501(c)3 ruling. All contributions through the SECC are 100% donor designated.

For more information, please visit, the official SECC Web site maintained by IaUW.

Technical Assistance

IaUW provides a variety of technical assistance for its member United Ways/Funds. IaUW staff delivers everything from information on campaign structure to accountability guidance and executive support and coaching.
IaUW offers organizational support and training for board development and governance, impact transformation, campaign structure, funds distribution, planning and community building. Customized executive coaching and training is also available. IaUW also assists with campaign account research and planning.


Nonprofit Processing and Accounting Services

NPA&S LogoIaUW provides complete general ledger and pledge processing services for member clients. Clients have complete web access to data with the support of professional staff to meet reporting standards and requirements.


Indiana 211 Partnership (IN211)

IaUW joins a statewide group made up of dozens of local and state organizations that are working together to create the 211 information & referral system in Indiana. Through it, any Hoosier can dial "211" and get answers to questions about human services across the state.


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