AGENCY ADMISSIONS POLICY
To insure consistent criteria for all organizations applying for admission as a Mid-Plains United Way member agency. Organizations seeking new or continued funding through Mid-Plains United Way must comply with or agree to the following conditions:
1. Be Incorporated, NOT-FOR-PROFIT AND I.R.S. TAX EXEMPT
Organizations receiving Mid-Plains United Way dollars must be not-for-profit organizations that have been declared tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and have a 501(c) (3) status.
2. APPROPRIATE SERVICES:
Services provided by the organization must:
a. Be provided for and contribute primarily to human care and health needs, operating and serving individuals in the health, welfare, recreation, youth-guidance and/or character building field, while at the same time not attempting to resolve differences of opinion as to the moral standards of the community.
b. Be targeted toward an identifiable population and within the North Platte Area.
c. Improve the well being of individuals, groups or communities through the provision of services which are appropriate for Mid-Plains United Way support.
A service which is primarily formal education is not appropriate for Mid-Plains United Way support.
A service which is primarily concerned with the arts is not appropriate for Mid-Plains United Way support.
A service which is primarily public relations is not appropriate for Mid-Plains United Way support.
A service which is primarily of a religious or political nature is not appropriate for Mid-Plains United Way support.
Discrimination by gender, age, disability race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation, is prohibited. Each organization receiving Mid-Plains United Way funding must have an up-to-date non-discrimination policy.
4. ACTIVE ROTATING VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP
The agency’s board of directors or governing board should consist of volunteers who participate in policy making process, represent the community, periodically rotate off the board on a planned basis, and meet at least quarterly.
5. SOUND FINANCIAL AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
It is critical for Mid-Plains United Way support that there is demonstrated ability to manage the programs and services in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures. The organization must provide copies of its annual audit.
Policy revised on July 15, 2004
Revised June 26, 2008