will probably incorporate early giving into its Give More 24 event again next year, though it is likely that advanced giving will be reduced to a week.
In September, UWNCA board members accepted the resignation of its CEO and approved a series of reforms that included slashing $3 million from an operating budget of $7.5 million, a move that will significantly reduce UWNCA's workforce.
"First and foremost," says Lori Kline, UWNCA's communication director, we have to constantly communicate--and that's something that this organization hasn't done in the past." One of the first contacts that UWNCA made was an e-mail message to all agencies that the organization serves, all the businesses, all the corporations that participate in the annual campaign.
Frustrated by new developments, UWNCA veterans called me back this month.
The day that Johnston called the UWNCA flack and his CEO, Jan.
Several federal groups have launched investigations of the embattled UWNCA's books, and The Washington Post has published reports of alleged mismanagement.
Taylor leaving UWNCA in September, 2002, an overhauling of the board, revamping bylaws, and hiring Robert Egger as interim executive vice president in an attempt to nip negative public perception.
The board wouldn't object if the audit went further than 1997, although cost is an issue, said Neal Barkus, UWNCA acting board president.
UWNCA's Trustees Assembly approved new bylaws, reducing the board from 47 members to no more than 31, and imposed a limit of two consecutive, three-year terms.
UWNCA officials planned to begin implementing the changes within days of the announcement.
For instance, the ethics committee suggestion that UWNCA charge a flat 10 percent fee for campaigns besides the CFC in fall.
Taylor, who served as director for the Combined Federal Campaign in the federal government before his hiring at UWNCA
, was reportedly forced out as head of the Baltimore United Way in 1995.