Fostering skills and knowledge to maximize organizational effectiveness.

Learning and Conferencing.

Member staff and volunteers are provided a wealth of learning opportunities to strengthen local United Way work such as:

  • Executives Roundtable where executives gather quarterly to learn from each other, consider key issues, and stay current on statewide and regional trends and opportunities. IUW opportunities are shared and member feedback is encouraged.
  • Harwood Learning Collaboration featuring the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation’s signature tool, Community Conversations where member teams hold community conversations, assess community conditions necessary for change, craft new strategies, and learn how to be more accountable to the community when making decisions.
  • Staff Roundtables where staff gather 5 times a year on key topics such as Marketing/Communications, Workforce Campaign, Community Impact, Volunteer Engagement and Finance to learn from each other. Roundtables feature an opening guest presenter success story followed by open sharing and peer trouble-shooting discussions.
  • State Leaders Conference which is a day of learning for staff and volunteers featuring keynote and 12 breakout sessions and includes Volunteers of the Year Awards Banquet and Reception, Community Impact Star Awards, Castladi Awards, IUW's Annual Meeting and Golden Excellence in Media Communications Contest.

We offer a compliment of support and coaching to new United Way executives including:

  • New Executive Directors 2 Day Training Camp for Execs on the job 2 years or less which covers 10 or more topics through the Executive Director’s role lens.
  • New Executive Coaching where a retired executive coaches smaller city Execs for up to 2 years on 3 primary topics: Strong Governance, Workplace Campaign, and Financial Management.

IUW 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.

Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017 Upcoming Events (246 KB)

Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network (INRN)

INRN is a regionally-based statewide service coordinated by the Indiana United Ways on behalf of Indiana United Ways that has received generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. since 1994. 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.

INRN 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. Targeted services support local United Ways and align closely with IUW priorities.

Visit for more information about INRN.

Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader