United Way of Salt Lake carefully tracks, monitors, and reports on our progress. Below is an overview of recent reports, articles, and resources about our work.
Together, we have been pursuing lasting social change on the most difficult challenges we face as a community: poverty, poor health, and lagging educational achievement. These reports highlight some of that work and progress, on a year by year basis.
For over 50 years, United Ways in Utah have utilized information and referral systems to connect people to resources that meet their basic needs in times of personal difficulty. This report highlights some of that work.
This report outlines the yearly commitment and collaborative effort of the Promise Partnership Regional Council (PPRC). The PPRC is a group of leaders from business, nonprofits, government, schools, and others who have combined their efforts to achieve results for our region’s children and families.
United Way of Salt Lake and the work of the Promise Partnership was recognized as a 'Systems Transformation' network by StriveTogether. StriveTogether is our national partner that focuses on Cradle to Career work in communities.Learn More
StriveTogether featured United Way of Salt Lake and the Promise Partnership's work in a case study. Learn how work around chronic absenteeism is helping students read on grade level.Learn More
Allen S. Grossman and Ann B. Lombard, Harvard Business School
The report makes a powerful case for why U.S. businesses should direct their time, talent, and financial resources toward collective impact partnerships. United Way of Salt Lake and its many partnerships are highlighted as a “bright spot.”
Jeff Edmondson, Kate Mohan, and Stacey Stewart, Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2015
Ecosystem investing is inherently more complex, requires a different set of assumptions, and produces different results than traditional programmatic investing.
John Kania and Mark Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2013
As practitioners work toward the five conditions of collective impact, many participants are becoming frustrated in their efforts to move the needle on their chosen issues.
Shiloh Turner, Kathy Merchant, John Kania, and Ellen Martin, Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2012
As cross-sector groups engage more deeply in collective impact practice, funders and practitioners alike find ourselves probing for answers to the question: How do you do this work well?
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fay Hanleybrown, John Kania, and Mark Kramer, 2012
This follow-up on the popular “Collective Impact” article provides updated, in-depth guidance.
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Mark R. Kramer, 2009
Despite spending vast amounts of money and helping to create the world’s largest nonprofit sector, philanthropists have fallen far short of solving America’s most pressing problems. “Catalytic philanthropy” is a new approach that is already be practiced by some of the most innovative donors.
Voices for Utah Children
High quality preschool closes the achievement gap and reduces special education costs for at-risk children. Evidence from the High Quality Title 1 Preschool Program in the Granite School District in Utah.
Voices for Utah Children
High quality preschool for at-risk children: results from the Granite School District in Utah.
United Way of Salt Lake
United Way of Salt Lake is proud to present the findings of its 2010 Community Assessment research. This ground-breaking study provides new insight and direction into the work we are doing in our communities.
United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake's Community Impact strategies and priorities.Original Report