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Key Facts & Responsibilities for Board Members of United Way Central Plains

United Way Central Plains (UWCP) is a not-for-profit organization working to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

Funds are raised in the Central Plains area to provide the means by which the citizens and member agencies may join together in a distinct effort to deliver efficient human service programs effectively related to the needs of the catchment area

The affairs of UWCP are governed by a Board of Directors. Board members play a key role in setting strategic direction, policies and priorities of the organization making this a great way to make a substantial contribution to the United Way and the community.

Key Facts

The Board consists of not more than twenty (20) persons and not less than six (6), representing the interests of the community.

The Board meets 10 to 12 times a year (usually on the third Monday of the month at 6pm).

Directors are elected for a (2) year term and can serve a maximum of three (3) terms that would equal six (6) years in total.

Board Members will be expected to participate as a member of a standing committee and/or task group. Some committees meet regularly throughout the year and others for only a limited time.

Attendance and participation is vital. Members are expected to request being excused from attending Board Meetings due to illness, business travel or other business commitments.

It is crucial for board members to be knowledgeable about by-laws, key policies and reports on issues and activities. They are encouraged to put questions and ideas to the Chair of the Board.

Members should declare any conflict of interest prior to discussion and refrain from discussing or voting on the subject. As the disclosure of certain information may be time or content sensitive, board members are asked to maintain confidentiality.


  • Familiarize themselves with United Way
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility and directorship of funds
  • Provide strategic leadership
  • Attend and participate at board meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Advance preparation for meeting such as reviewing agenda & materials provided
  • Participate in a standing committee or task group
  • Act as an ambassador of Portage Plains United Way in the community
  • Attend and support United Way events

Standing Committees

Executive Committee

To assist Executive Director with the operations of Portage Plains United Way and to act for the Board of Directors when urgent business must be addresses and the Board as a whole is unable to meet during the period in which the decision is required.

Occupancy Committee

To assist Executive Director with the day to day operations of the office space & handle all matters related to our occupancy lease.

Allocation Committee

To research & recommend to Board the distribution of funds voluntary contributed by the public in order to bring effective delivery of needed community financial support

Policy Committee

To review, develop and recommend policy, bylaw, terms of reference & strategic plans to the Board of Directors

If you are interested in joining our Board, please fill out the application below and return it to