Celebrate Community
May 2017 Newsletter
Explore the Article.

When you invest your hard-earned money with a financial advisor, you expect a return. Why should philanthropy be any different? In this article, Kristi Huber talks about viewing your donation as an investment and what this means for our communities.

Kristi is the President of United Way of Cass-Clay in Fargo, ND. She is passionate about connecting people to create the biggest measurable impact for the community. She has lived in the Fargo-Moorhead community since 2002 and is deeply committed to working with business and nonprofit leaders and individuals to meet the changing needs of individuals and families in the community. United Way of Cass-Clay connects people to people, needs to resources, and experts to advocates to improve lives throughout Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota.  In 2017, United Way of Cass-Clay will invest $5.6 million toward achieving four Bold Community Goals. 
Improve the Website.
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Answering these 6 easy questions won't take more than 2 minutes of your time and will help us continually improve the website and your experience.

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Volunteerism additions were made to enhance our breakdown offerings on ND Compass to include volunteerism by age (generation), by race, by income, by gender, and by nativity. We are excited to offer this additional information and would love to hear any plans you have in use of this data for projects and endeavors in your community!
Know the Trends.
For Dickinson micropolitan area (Stark county), ground-level ozone was the main pollutant in 349/365 days in 2016. Fine particulates was the main pollutant in Bismarck metropolitan area (Burleigh, Morton, Oliver and Sioux counties) in 166/365 days in 2016. Ground-level ozone, commonly known as smog, and particle pollution pose the greatest known health risks to humans.
Test your Knowledge.
Voting is a right in a democracy. It offers people the means to elect representatives and to influence policy to best meet their needs, and those of their families and communities. Compared to the last presidential election (2012), how was the voter turnout in 2016?

2016 voter turnout was...

Understand your Community.
Community leaders are seeking to understand how to revitalize their communities and are looking for models that will help them decide what investments are most effective in improving quality of life and economic well-being. The Community Building Toolkit on ND Compass is a valuable resource that can be used to encourage and support sustainable community development. It is based on the Community Capitals Framework (CCF), a way of looking at the community in its entirety and recognizing seven types of community capitals (i.e., natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, and built) and the interaction among them.

The Community Building Toolkit  pools data existent on the ND Compass website and organizes it under the seven capitals. While the key measures are retrieved from the key measures existing on the website, the other sources of information (more measures, ideas at work, and library) provide additional information for capital assessment in each community. 

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