Community Impact Volunteers

2022 Community Impact Teams

Access your e-CImact volunteer portal here:

Community Impact Schedule

March 3 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. -Community Impact Volunteer Training-Hr. long We use an online system for both applications and volunteer review.  This means no more binders! You will receive an e-CImpact volunteer login and be able to access the applications for review on your mobile, tablet, or computer.  If you are unable to attend a training session in person, we will have a recording of the zoom option

Group Discussion Meetings (Approximately 1-2 hours in length)

March 21, 2022-11:30 A.M.         CIT Team A Group Discussion Meeting

March 22, 2022-11:30 A.M.         CIT Team B Group Discussion Meeting

March 23, 2022-11:30 A.M.         CIT Team C Group Discussion Meeting

March 24, 2022-11:30 A.M.         CIT Team D Group Discussion Meeting

March 25, 2022-11:30 A.M.         CIT Team E Group Discussion Meeting

Agency Presentation Meetings (all day process includes presentations and allocations)

April 4, 2022 8:30 A.M.  CIT Team A Presentations

April 5, 2022 8:30 A.M.  CIT Team B Presentations

April 6, 2022 8:30 A.M.  CIT Team C Presentations

April 7, 2022 8:30 A.M.  CIT Team D Presentations

April 8, 2022 8:30 A.M.  CIT Team E Presentations

April 11, 2022 -CIT Executive Committee Meeting. 1 hr. morning meeting.

April 28, 2022- United Way of North Central Iowa Board Approval

All volunteers will provide a preference for which team they would like to serve and will be assigned accordingly.  Volunteers are responsible to attend the meetings scheduled for their respective Community Impact Team.


Volunteer Policies

United Way of North Central Iowa
Statement of Confidentiality

United Way of North Central Iowa has a unique role as a regional leader of philanthropy to benefit human services and serve as a major resource to the communities of North Central Iowa.  The United Way of North Central Iowa has earned public trust, nurtured by years of ethical, honest, and responsible charitable service.  The continued success of United Way of North Central Iowa depends upon the ethical conduct of the organization, its employees and representatives.

Confidentiality is a hallmark of professionalism. United Way of North Central Iowa Employees & Volunteers:
  • Ensure that all information which is confidential or privileged or which is not publicly available is not disclosed inappropriately.
  • Ensure that all non-public information of other persons or firms acquired by United Way of North Central Iowa personnel in dealing with outside firms on behalf of United Way of North Central Iowa is treated as confidential and not disclosed.
  • Do not knowingly take any action or make any statement intended to influence the conduct of United Way of North Central Iowa in such a way as to confer any financial benefit on such volunteers, their immediate family members, or any organization in which they or their family members have a significant interest as stockholders, directors or officers.
  • In the event that there comes before the United Way of North Central Iowa a matter for consideration or decision that raises a potential conflict of interest for any member of the committee, the member shall disclose the potential conflict of interest as soon as he or she becomes aware of it, and shall withdraw from the meeting room during the discussion, review, and voting in connection with the matter. 

Nothing in this Statement shall be construed to discourage or restrict volunteers to participate in fundraising activities for and/or serve in any other capacity with respect to any other organization at any time.
United Way of North Central Iowa (UWNCI) seeks to avoid any conflict of interest in its operations and, where possible, to avoid even the appearance of a conflict. UWNCI’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers understand the importance of serving UWNCI to the best of their ability and with the highest degree of loyalty and care.

As a membership organization, it is understood that UWNCI board members, staff and volunteers serve in the capacity to advance UWNCI and its efforts in education, income and health. Board members and some volunteers may naturally benefit from the work of UWNCI through the receipt of membership benefits and the collective benefits of advancing UWNCI. This policy is not intended to address those situations where board members or volunteers benefit from a decision because they are a member United Way or affiliated with a member of UWNCI. This policy is intended to address situations where board members, staff and volunteers have a conflict of interest which may impact his/her ability to make decisions for UWNCI.
This disclosure is intended to provide the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of UWNCI with a systematic, ongoing method of identifying potential conflicts or dualities of interest. It is recognized that dualities or conflicts of interest are inevitable; however, the Board must be assured that such dualities or conflicts do not diminish the achievement of the mission and objectives of United Way of North Central Iowa.
This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
United Way of North Central Iowa Board of Directors, staff and volunteers have an obligation to notify of all potential conflicts or dualities of interest; however, this does not necessarily mean that corrective action is necessary. The following is a list of activities that may create potential conflicts of interest.
  • Outside Interests
    To hold, directly or indirectly, a material financial interest in any outside concern, which the individual has reason to believe makes payments to or receives payments from United Way for goods or services or which provides services competitive with United Way of North Central Iowa. (Example: Ownership of a company that sells supplies or services to United Way.)
  • Outside Activities
    To render paid or unpaid directorial, managerial, or consultative services to, or engage in any financial transaction with any person or concern that does business with or competes with United Way of North Central Iowa or to render other services in competition with United Way of North Central Iowa. (Example: United Way volunteer or employee acting in a consulting capacity or offering services to another charitable fundraiser, serving on an agency board that receives United Way funding, or working with a competitor.)
  • Gifts and Entertainment
    To accept gifts, entertainment, or other favors from any person or concern that does, or is seeking to do, business with, or is a competitor of, United Way of North Central Iowa under circumstance from which it might be inferred that such gifts, entertainment, or other favors were intended to influence or possibly would influence the recipient in the performance of his or her duties. (Example: Any gifts, dinners, trips, event tickets valued in excess of $100.00.)
  • Inside Information
    To disclose or use information relating to United Way of North Central Iowa’s business for personal profit or advantage. (Example: Notifying a vendor about privileged information concerning future major United Way purchases.)
  • Use of United Way Resources
    Use of equipment, facilities, personnel, or other resources of United Way of North Central Iowa for one’s own personal benefit or that of one’s family. (Example: Use of secretarial services, computers/copiers, etc., for personal business.)

Guidance and Disclosure
Board members, staff, and volunteers are encouraged to seek guidance from the Executive Committee concerning the interpretation or application of the Conflict of Interest Policy. Any known or possible breaches should be disclosed to the Executive Committee.

Whistleblower Protection
Volunteers, staff, and representatives should contact a member of the Board of Directors and/or the Executive Committee, with reports of suspected or known accounting, auditing, or financial impropriety. Reports of possible breaches will be handled in the following manner:
  • All reports of possible breaches will be treated in confidence as much as the organization’s duty to investigate and the law allows. If confidentiality cannot be maintained, the individual disclosing the possible breach will be notified.
  • All reported breaches will be investigated and, if needed, appropriate action is taken based upon the policies of the organization.
  • Retaliation against a person who suspects and reports a breach in good faith will be addressed by the Board of Directors.
United Way of North Central Iowa affirms prompt and fair resolution of all reported breaches.
Full disclosure of any situation of which you may be in doubt should be made so as to permit an impartial and objective determination. It should be particularly noted that disclosure relates not only to yourself but also to your immediate family.
United Way of North Central Iowa
Statement of Our Commitment for Inclusiveness & Diversity

United Way of North Central Iowa is committed to fostering awareness and understanding that valuing and managing diversity is an integral part of our work, in its own operations and its encouragement as an important principal for our community.

United Way of North Central Iowa strives to create and maintain an organizational environment which enables all people to perform to their potential by actively valuing different backgrounds and perspectives, fostering teamwork and collaboration among a heterogeneous community, and maximizing gifts made to the United Way by using the skills, talents, and resources of all members of our community.

In considering our effectiveness in developing and sustaining an inclusive organization, we will value individuals without regard to race, religion, color, gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, physical challenge, or age.  In addition, we will strive to involve individuals of diverse educational attainment, socio-economic status, work experience, political beliefs, and geographic background.

Our ability to be inclusive, to embrace diversity, and to make it an integral part of our business will enable us to fulfill the mission of our United Way and serve our community more effectively.  It will also help us to attract new volunteers, new employees, and new supporters.

The organization will comply with all local, state, and Federal laws regarding non-discrimination and serve as an equal opportunity employer.

To fulfill our commitment and live our value of inclusiveness, United Way of North Central Iowa will implement the following:
  1. Identify annual targets for the organization's diversity and inclusiveness.
  2. Review annually all volunteer committees, Board of Directors, and staff to evaluate our organizational diversity and develop plans to ensure our diversity targets are met.
  3. Evaluate annually the participation level and interaction of all committee and Board members to ensure there is meaningful involvement by all volunteers and, where appropriate, staff.
We will seek other opportunities to enhance our efforts to promote diversity internally and externally when they will provide added benefit to our work and our community.

Acknowledgment:  We appreciate the work of other United Ways in developing and acting upon a statement of inclusiveness and diversity.  The above statement includes language from the statements developed by the United Way of America, United Way of Franklin County, and it uses ideas from multiple other United Ways and nonprofits.

February 2009
Picture Release Form

I hereby consent to the participation in the taking of photographs, movies or video tapes by United Way of North Central Iowa.
I also grant to United Way the right to edit, use, and reuse said products for
non-profit purposes including use in print, on the internet, and all other forms of media.