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83 percent funding cut by United Way strains Salvation Army partnership
WacoTrib ^ | 1/2/2018 | Shelly Conlon

Posted on 01/03/2018 7:43:41 AM PST by Elderberry

The United Way of Waco-McLennan County’s decision to cut 83 percent of its funding to The Salvation Army of Waco has left Salvation Army officials scratching their heads and questioning the partnership with the nonprofit going into the new year.

The Salvation Army received the largest cut among the 21 local nonprofits the United Way funds. The cuts are part of an ongoing effort to transition from an allocation-based funding model to a grant-based model this year, and a result of a decline in donations in the past five years, United Way Executive Director Barbara Mosacchio said.

Mosacchio, who started the role in March, said the change is not a reflection on the Salvation Army’s work, despite the impression Salvation Army officials may have gotten. Salvation Army officials said they were blindsided by the cut and are unsure where they stand moving forward.

The United Way will make the change in February to streamline its funding model with a new strategic plan and a shift to focus on four core impac

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KEYWORDS: salvationarmy; texas; unitedway; waco
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1 posted on 01/03/2018 7:43:41 AM PST by Elderberry
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United Way is the biggest scam in charity outside the Clinton Foundation. They are just a middleman getting their 15% cut in exchange for some corporation getting a seal of approval. In the age of the internet there is no reason for the United Way to exist.


2 posted on 01/03/2018 7:45:50 AM PST by C19fan
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Good riddance to sever ties with the United Gay. They lost my support over a decade ago.


3 posted on 01/03/2018 7:46:03 AM PST by fwdude (Why is it that the only positive things to come out of LGBT organizations are their AIDS tests?)
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To: Elderberry

The SA needs to tune up the tubas and mount focus on street-corner evangelism.


4 posted on 01/03/2018 7:46:10 AM PST by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: Elderberry
In my opinion, the Salvation Army should have begun to question their partnership with the United Way a long time ago.
5 posted on 01/03/2018 7:46:10 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: Elderberry

United way keeps 85% of all money to run itself and fund-raise for more money...


6 posted on 01/03/2018 7:46:33 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: Elderberry

I despise United Way. When I was in the USN back in the Seventies, they pressured us to give money to the United Way, and young sailors didn’t make that much. I very much resented it.

Love the Salvation Army, though...


7 posted on 01/03/2018 7:46:47 AM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: American Liberty is the egg that requires breaking to make their Utopian omelette.)
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To: Elderberry

Another reason not to donate to United Way, but to go directly to the Salvation Army, with its extremely low overhead.


8 posted on 01/03/2018 7:47:38 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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United way is a terrible way to donate. Give direct to the charities you support.


9 posted on 01/03/2018 7:48:10 AM PST by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Support our troops by praying for their victory.)
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To: Elderberry

We never give to the United Way. Their overhead is far too high.


10 posted on 01/03/2018 7:48:14 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: C19fan

“United Way is the biggest scam in charity outside the Clinton Foundation. “

Way back as a lowly enlisted man we were ‘coerced’ to give to United Way.


11 posted on 01/03/2018 7:48:33 AM PST by TexasGator (Z)
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Agree.


12 posted on 01/03/2018 7:48:38 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Real Cynic No More

Yes,, another reason to not donate to them or spend your money at Target who stopped SA from collecting outside their stores.


13 posted on 01/03/2018 7:49:38 AM PST by Doche2X2
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And UW cuts fubds to organizations if you direct your funds to that organization. The lib orgs they fund will never be defunded.

Some donors give to the general fund, some target funding. Those who target ‘free up’ funds from the general fund that othereise would’ve gone to an org like SA.


14 posted on 01/03/2018 7:50:25 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: xzins

I’ve worked for companies that shook down departments to participate so they could boast 100% participation.


15 posted on 01/03/2018 7:51:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: Elderberry

The United Way is never deserving of anyone’s money. They are a middleman between the donor and the service provider. And they have dramatically moved very far away from their original purpose, which was to simply consolidate the fund raising efforts of several large charitable service providers, to effect an organizational efficiency and eliminate duplication of fund raising efforts.


16 posted on 01/03/2018 7:52:29 AM PST by Tudorfly (All things are possible within the will of God.)
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To: Elderberry

I’m disappointed to learn SA took any money from United Way.


17 posted on 01/03/2018 7:52:39 AM PST by RightField
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I'm betting that it has a lot to do with SA being a Christian-based organization, with values and morals and all that. Doesn't fit with UW's objectives.

My last, 50-person company discussed setting up a UW drive. The reaction was strong - No, No and No. Some people were surprised at the animosity to UW, especially the young people. The older majority had been through the high-pressure drives in big companies before, and wanted nothing to do with it.

18 posted on 01/03/2018 7:52:57 AM PST by scan59 (Seabees rule!)
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The BSA helped form United Way, and they were the first to get shivved. Now the SA. Interesting it wasn’t Red Cross. They are another outfit that isn’t up to par.


19 posted on 01/03/2018 7:55:41 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (Truth, in a time of universal deceit, is courage)
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To: TexasGator
"Way back as a lowly enlisted man we were ‘coerced’ to give to United Way."

Back at an old job I had we were strongly "encouraged" to donate to a firm wide United Way drive. After I found out that United Way had a CEO making over $750 K a year I refused to donate to them anymore. Coincidentally, that's when I switched to donating to Salvation Army. I bet the Christian nature of the SA is a big factor in this cutback. UW are hard core lefties.

20 posted on 01/03/2018 7:58:10 AM PST by circlecity
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