Together, United Ways, government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations have the opportunity to evaluate current initiatives and discover innovative approaches that give ALICE a voice, and create changes that improve life for ALICE and the wider community.

Are you ready to join our partnership?

ALICE Council of Partners

United Way of Pennsylvania is pleased to accept applications from those for-profit and non-profit local and statewide organizations whose purposes are consistent with United Ways’s efforts to advance the common good and strengthen communities in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. The ALICE Council of Partners will facilitate collaboration on advocacy strategies with a specific focus on the path to financial stability for ALICE families. The Council will receive advocacy information which has historically been shared only with the network of United Ways who are members of United Way of Pennsylvania.

It will also offer Council members the opportunity to:

  • Help shape the ALICE policy agenda led by United Way of Pennsylvania and member United Ways
  • Learn about local impact programs created by and funded through United Way which are delivering results for the ALICE population
  • Explore ways to partner, fund, and scale those efforts in other parts of the state through collaboration with local United Ways.

Membership Benefits

  • Subscription to the United Way of Pennsylvania Update e-newsletter which includes public policy updates and news about what is happening in the Pennsylvania United Way network
  • Subscription to the United Way of Pennsylvania Policy Update which includes need-to-know information and calls to action in support of our ALICE policy agenda
  • Inclusion in the Directory of United Way ALICE Partners which is distributed electronically to local United Ways, legislators, and published on the United Way of Pennsylvania website
  • Invitations to bi-annual policy update webinars which focus on advocacy initiatives that support the ALICE population
  • Increased awareness and exposure of your organization’s role as an ALICE partner
    • Monthly feature on a member of the Council which is published on the United Way of Pennsylvania website and highlighted on United Way of Pennsylvania’s social media channels
  • Members of the ALICE Council of Partners receive invitations to attend an annual, day-long meeting which focuses on strategies and collaboration to help move ALICE along a path to financial stability. There will be no charge for the first attendee, an all others from a Council Member Organization will receive a discounted member rate
  • Opportunity to contribute ideas for United Way’s policy agenda and priorities to support ALICE in advance of each two-year legislative session through United Way of Pennsylvania’s Council of ALICE Partners policy survey

Cost

Individual State Organizations

$1,000/yearStatewide or regional nonprofit or for-profit organizations with annual budgets over $300,000
$500/yearStatewide or regional nonprofit or for-profit organizations with annual budgets of $300,000 or less

State Organization Umbrella Membership

$2,500/yearStatewide or regional nonprofit or for-profit organization membership which includes providing access to member benefits for all of their local members or chapters. The purchasing organization will provide contact information for their member organizations/chapters to United Way of Pennslyvania

Individual Local Membership

$150/yearLocal nonprofit organizations and small businesses can join the ALICE Council independently pending the receipt of a positive recommendation from their local United Way

Criteria for Organizations

  • A local organization which partners in improving outcomes related to health, education, and financial stability, and is committed to collaborative efforts with local United Ways and other partners
  • A statewide organization which shares common interests in public policy advocacy related to the health, education, or financial stability of Pennsylvanians, and has policy goals which are consistent with United Way of Pennsylvania’s in areas that both organizations advocate
  • A local, regional, or statewide business which is committed to advancing the health, education, or financial stability of its employees and the community

Membership Applications

  • All organizations seeking membership in United Way of Pennsylvania’s ALICE Council of Partners must fill out the Membership Application and attach a copy of their mission statement and/or advocacy platform.
  • Statewide organizations purchasing the umbrella membership must send a list of their local members/chapters with contact information