Sunday, February 14, 2016

Is it a hopeful sign that the region's seven United Ways are merging?


Is it a hopeful sign that the region’s seven United Ways are merging?

Yes, will get more bang for the buck
  148 (28.1%)
No, it’s a sign not enough people are donating
  155 (29.4%)
Yes, will let them focus on outcomes-based charity
  108 (20.5%)
No, South Jersey has different needs and should keep its UW separate
  116 (22.0%)
Total votes = 527
Elsewhere on the site:
United Way merger promises better days

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