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The Effective Connections pool was originally established in 1998 to provide technology and support for United Way of Racine County and its partner providers to enhance the collective capacity to communicate and to launch the outcomes-based measurement initiative across the system. The pool’s purpose has been extended to include support for special projects and programs related to United Way’s mission, apart from the regular allocations process.
One-Time Projects. Requests for one-time projects may be submitted via our Partner Provider Community Investment website.
- At the log-in page, click on "Create an eCImpact account."
- Start by answering a series of questions, fill in your organizational contact information, and submit responses by following the directions.
- Once an account is set up with your information and approved by United Way, a brief application packet will be available to you.
- The packet includes an overview, a narrative, a budget, and a budget narrative sections.
- You will have to verify each section and then submit the entire packet online according to directions.
Ongoing Programs. The Community Investment Committee (CIC) may determine that requests received through the community investment application process are not appropriate for any of the Investment Areas, but that they support an outcome of a Investment Area or one the purposes of the Effective Connections Pool. In this case, CIC will evaluate the application in light of Effective Connections purpose and communicate directly with the applicant organization. Letters of agreement between United Way and the applicant must be on file outlining the expectations of the program’s performance and the amount to be funded. CIC will monitor program progress throughout the year and require an end-of-year narrative and financial report be submitted.
Reporting Requirements (one-time and on-going projects)
Within 60 days of the conclusion of the project or funding year, a report must be submitted via the website to the Community Investment Committee that documents the implementation and completion of the project, evaluates the effectiveness of the project, including number of people served, and reports on how the Effective Connections funds were spent.