2022 Annual Community Luncheon

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our Annual Community Luncheon topics. Below, you’ll find additional information about our Social Determinants of Work initiative and Center for Excellence in Social Services. Additionally, you can view statistics on the greatest needs in your area or view our annual report.

The Social Determinants of Work (SDoW)

United Way’s Social Determinants of Work initiative is a collaborative effort to strategically advance access to work through a deepened understanding of the barriers workers face, including benefit cliffs.

SDoW Quiz: Assess Your Social Determinants of Work Awareness

Check your SDoW knowledge. Learn more about the determinants and cliff effects.

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Under what percentage of the federal poverty level must you earn to qualify for public assistance?
What is the federal poverty line for a family of 3?
What is considered a family-sustaining wage for a family of 3 in Ohio?
What percentage of people who work and receive public assistance work full-time?
Who coined the term the Social Determinants of Work?
Which of the following are considered Social Determinants of Work?
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Worker Voice Videos

Listen as three women share their stories and personal experiences with benefit cliffs.

Worker Cliff Effects Summit

United Way of Greater Cleveland hosted the Worker Cliff Effects Summit on July 14, 2022. View the Summit executive summary to learn more about themes that emerged from small-group discussions and next steps, based on the findings.

Learn More

To learn more or get involved, visit our SDoW initiative page.

Center for Excellence in Social Services

United Way’s Center for Excellence in Social Services provides educational programming and activities for nonprofit professionals in our region.

Center for Excellence – LIVE

Center for Excellence – LIVE programming is free and open to ALL professionals in the nonprofit community in Greater Cleveland. Watch the Zoom recordings from this year’s programs.

Presented by Business Volunteers Unlimited, this session provided tips for board recruitment, onboarding, and engagement.

Presented by Center for Community Solutions’ Center for Medicaid Policy, this session for community-based organization and social service providers centered on contracting with Ohio Medicaid managed care companies.

Presented by nonprofit financial consultant, Jennifer Kelsch, and Business Volunteers Unlimited, this session helped participants understand nonprofit accounting operations and provided tips on how to use the information to tell their story.

Presented by the Funders Collaborative on COVID Recovery, this session shared results of the Nonprofit COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Survey.

Help Us Develop Our 2023 Programming

As part of the Center for Excellence in Social Services, United Way provides all grantees with access to capacity building activities throughout the year. Complete the form below to help us plan for 2023 programs.

Which of the following capacity building topics would be most helpful to your organization and most likely for your organization to participate in? (Check all that apply)
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What format would you prefer for 2023 programs?
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Learn More + Register

To learn more about our programs or register for future CFE – LIVE courses, visit our Center for Excellence in Social Services website.

Thank You to our Annual Community Luncheon Sponsors!

Oswald Companies
Cleveland Cliffs
Playhouse Square
FirstEnergy Foundation
MAI Capital
Medical Mutual
Dix & Eaton
Enterprise Community Solutions
Fifth Third Bank
Jones Day
Rockwell Automation
Thompson Hine
Turner Construction
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