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Fort Atkinson, WI – July 5, 2016 – The United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties (UWJNWC) is seeking community input via an online survey and has extended the survey to remain open until Monday, July 11th.  The UWJNWC is in the beginning stages of developing a three-year strategic to better focus their financial support and become a stronger community problem solver.


“Ultimately, our objective is to ensure that United Way support aligns with the major issues our community members are facing, so that we can best invest our resources to work with other community organizations to create successful children, stable families, and connected communities,” states Megan Findlay, executive director.  “Our United Way has been working very hard to gather as much information as possible to ensure our strategic plan is developed in the most effective way possible.  We believe a very important element of that is direct feedback from our communities.”

The 10-question survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBGKJBF and there is also a direct link to the survey on both the United Way website (www.ourunitedway.com) and the United Way Facebook page (found by searching “United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties).  Any community member, who would like to submit a survey but does not have access to it online, can contact the United Way office to obtain a paper copy.  All responses are anonymous.


“We set out with a goal of obtaining 100 community member responses.  Right now, we have received 76, so we hope one last reminder to our communities will help us reach that goal and provide us a solid amount of feedback to review at our next two board meetings,” Findlay added.
Anyone with any questions about the survey or United Way’s strategic plan, can contact Megan Findlay directly at 920.563.8880 or unitedway@idcnet.com.




The United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties supports 32 local agencies that provide critical health and human services to those in need.  This network of helping services can be described as a “safety net” for those in our midst in need.  Whether it is transitional housing, literacy education, after-school programs and education, health and dental care, end of life care, mentoring programs, job training or disaster relief, the United Way identifies the greatest needs in our community and helps to fund agencies that can meet those needs.


For more information about our local United Way, you may visit the website at www.ourunitedway.com  or “like” the Facebook page at “United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties.”  For details regarding the United Way’s online volunteer tool, please visit www.volunteermain.com.