A nonprofit's strength is the community that supports it. Donors, advocates and volunteers are its beating heart. At the United Way of Yavapai County (UWYC), we are grateful to everyone who Shows Up United, including our amazing Board of Directors.
One of our most recent additions to the board is Scott Lewis, a senior lecturer and administrator with the Strategic Leadership Program at Northern Arizona University. This program, offered statewide, is unique in that its students tend to already be in the workplace and are looking to hone their skills as leaders and managers.
"In a nutshell, we designed it to provide students with the mindset, behavior and tools that every great leader needs to succeed today," Scott said.
One of his students was UWYC Finance & Community Investment Manager Nina Seim, which led to Scott taking material from his classes and distilled it into a workshop offered for the UWYC's Center for Organizational Excellence and ultimately to an invitation to join the board.
"I was drawn to United Way because I know what they do in the community, the impact they make," Scott said. "The beautiful thing is that when you support the United Way, you know it's local and it's effective. You can see it from the list of organizations they support."