Nonprofit & Government

United Way of Southwest Alabama / Our Partners / Nonprofit & Government

United Way of Southwest Alabama works with companies, governments, nonprofits, and other organizations to address complex challenges in our region. These partners contribute more than money. Their ideas, volunteer power, in-kind support, and more are helping build stronger communities across Southwest Alabama.

Alabama Association of Nonprofits

Alabama Association of NonprofitsThe Alabama Association of Nonprofits (AAN) is a membership-based organization formed to serve the needs of Alabama’s growing nonprofit sector. Information obtained through focus groups conducted following our transition in late 2009 helped direct the Association to develop and focus on four key areas:

Educate – Meaningful Learning

AAN supports and offers high-quality educational opportunities that elevate and enhances the individual professionals and volunteer leaders within nonprofit organizations.

Elevate – Culture of Accountability

AAN is the state leader in helping organizations maintain the highest standards of ethics and accountability. They offer and promote the Standards of Nonprofit Excellence Seal to those organizations that can demonstrate and maintain a commitment to the 6 Guiding Principles that include 54 benchmarks that embrace honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, compassion, responsibility and transparency.

Connect – Strategic Collaborations

AAN creates strong, vibrant and diverse networks that offer knowledgeable, collaborative and consultative relationships that exceed expectations. These networks leverage human and cash resources to the fullest potential.

Opportunity Nation

The Opportunity Nation campaign includes more than 300 nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, community organizations, and individuals – all working together to expand economic opportunity.

The Opportunity Index is the nation’s first online snapshot of what opportunity looks like where you live. The Index measures key economic, educational, and civic factors that can expand or restrict opportunity. A key factor is high school graduation, which plays a leading role in advancing opportunity and upward mobility.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the Rankings provide a user-friendly framework and county-level data to help communities pinpoint the factors that make their residents healthy or sick.

The Roadmaps provide tools and guidance to help partners in communities create solutions that improve the underlying conditions for a healthy life.

SHARE Southwest Alabama

SHARE Southwest Alabama is a web-based platform for data about your community. Provided with the support from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the Louisiana Public Health Institute, and The Community Foundation of South Alabama, the platform is a flexible tool that can be used for community planning, data sharing, grant writing, and evaluation.

The data allows organizations from many fields to collaborate and more effectively leverage resources and covers Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Conecuh, Monroe, Clarke, Choctaw, and Washington counties.

South Alabama Coalition of Non-Profits

UWSWA is a member of the South Alabama Coalition of Non-Profits (SACNP). SACNP members share a common purpose based on increasing effectiveness in non-profit organizations; increasing advocacy for those who receive agency services and for the nonprofit sector; and increase public awareness and support of the nonprofit sector in our community.