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Safety Net Member Agency Network
Performance Monitoring and Impact
2022 Site Visit Process

With a greater understanding of the needs across our region, United Way of Greater St. Louis (United Way) continues to direct funding and support where it will help local people most. Aligned with the Community Needs Assessment results and funding priorities, in 2020, United Way opened an online application process for local organizations. Selected Safety Net member agencies began receiving funding in 2021 through a three-year grant cycle, and annual funding is dependent upon availability of unrestricted funds, nonprofit performance and community need.

As United Way continues to foster a stronger and healthier St. Louis region for us all, United Way is seeking trained community volunteers to assist with virtual performance review and monitoring efforts of our local funded network members. This approach promotes United Way remaining a steward of the community’s dollars and helps ensure quality and accountability.

The deadline to apply is June 20, 2022. Orientation dates fill up quickly, please register NOW!

The 2022 site visit process will be virtual. All meetings will convene using the Microsoft Teams platform.                   

Volunteer Engagement Phases Timeframe Total Hours of Commitment
Volunteer Orientation June 7, 9, and 14, 2022 2 hours
Quality Standard Training May 17 - June 2, 2022 2 hours 

Site Visit Kick-Off

June 21- June 30, 2022 2 hours 

Virtual Site Visits

July 11 - October 1, 2022 2 hours maximum per visit
Site Visit Debriefing Meetings October 1 - October 20, 2022 2 hours - (one debriefing per panel)

Apply to Volunteer 
The deadline to apply is June 20, 2022.


Step 1: Each volunteer will be expected to review and evaluate site visit materials in addition to completing a performance monitoring report in preparation for the 2022 network member agency site visit process. Review the four performance areas below and note which one you are best positioned to review based on your expertise or competency level.

1) Program – Volunteers will review nonprofit programs to determine if local nonprofits are meeting community need, are utilizing good program fidelity practices, and are achieving outcomes with strong trends and benchmarks.  Preferred volunteers for this role should have experience in project coordination, program management, or quality improvement.

2) Administration   Volunteers will review nonprofit administrative functions including workforce policies and procedures, volunteer policies and procedures, and regulatory oversight.  Preferred volunteers for this role should have experience in human resources or personnel management.

3) Finance – Volunteers will review nonprofit financial planning, oversight, and overall financial stability. Preferred volunteers for this role should have experience in accounting, auditing, or finance.

4) Governance – Volunteers will review nonprofit governance structure including board policies and strategic planning practices. Preferred volunteers for this role should have experience in strategic planning, organizational governance, or experience sitting on a nonprofit Board of Directors.

5) Open: Undecided and/or available to support any performance area noted above.

Step 2: Click on the priority need below that interests you. This will direct you to the specific priority need volunteer opportunity. You will then be directed to apply. Please only register for one specific priority need. 

Provide Food and Shelter focuses on nonprofits that support people’s most basic needs by providing immediate support and positioning the individual for independence long-term. As a volunteer reviewer for this impact area, you will review nonprofit applications that focus on crisis intervention, food security, housing security, legal assistance, and transportation.
Priority Need: Housing Security
Priority Need: Food Security
Priority Need: Crisis Intervention 

Foster Learning focuses on nonprofits that provide access to quality education, empowering children, young people and individuals to reach their full potential. As a volunteer reviewer for this impact area, you will review nonprofit applications that focus on child welfare, early childhood education, K-12 education and out-of-school time, and post-secondary education.
Priority Need: K-12 Education and Out-of-School Time
Priority Need: Child Welfare
Priority Need: Early Childhood Education 

Establish Financial Stability focuses on nonprofits that ensure families and individuals are financially stable and have the income and resources needed to thrive in all aspects of their lives. As a volunteer reviewer for this impact area, you will review nonprofit applications that focus on debt, financial education, financial safety net, income and jobs.
Priority Need: Jobs 

Improve Health focuses on nonprofits that provide health-related services vital for children to grow and develop and for adults to experience a full and productive life. As a volunteer reviewer for this impact area, you will review nonprofit applications that focus on access to healthcare, physical health, behavioral health and substance abuse and services for individuals with disabilities.
Priority Need: Physical Health 
Priority Need: Access to Healthcare 
Priority Need: Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse 
Priority Need: Services to Individuals with a Disability 

Strengthening Communities focuses on nonprofits that are helping to make our community a better place to live, work and thrive for everyone. As a volunteer reviewer for this impact area, you will review nonprofit applications that focus on community building, built environment, disaster preparedness and response, safety and justice.

Priority Need: Community Building

Priority Need: Services to Individuals with a Disability
Priority Need: Aging and Senior Support 

 

Open - Assign me where there is a need 

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