Funded Partner Toolkit

Download the Funded Partner Toolkit today!

*For current and new Funded Partners.

e-C Impact

e-C Impact is United Way's online system for managing its annual investment process, agencies, and volunteers.  Through e-C Impact, agencies will be able to submit applications and provide reports and accountability documents.  Our Board of Directors will also have electronic access to agency and program information to assist in decision making and direct resources accordingly. All authorized users are issued login information.

Helpline Center & Volunteer Needs

Are you on the Helpline Center database as a resource? Visit or call "2-1-1" to update your information - ask for the database team.

By being on the Helpline Center database, someone calling into "2-1-1" or visiting their online domain can see all of the resources and programs in Brookings County, including your own. New features are constantly being introduced such as a My List, which allows anyone to create a customized list of contacts and agencies from the Helpline Center's public database.

Need Volunteers?

Check out our Volunteer United page for more information!

Lending Library

Local nonprofits have the opportunity to borrow United Way supplies for events, office work, and more! This list is updated frequently, please call our office (605-692-4979) for any inquires or to schedule a pickup time.


Post-It Notes (Lined, Outdoor, Small, Large)
Tape (Scrapbooking, Duct, Masking, Desk)
Laminating Packets & Sheets
Various Nonprofit & United Way Resource Handouts
Blue Table Cloths (6ft & 8ft)
Easels (2), Camera Tripod
Projector & Screen
Prize Spinner
Reusable Giant Check
Outdoor White Pop-Up Tents (2) & Tent Weights
6ft Tables (2); 4ft Table (1)
Mobile Born Learning Trail

What is a United Way Funded Partner?

Brookings Area United Way focuses on working together to secure and coordinate resources. We invest with our partners in high-quality, integrated, and aligned solutions that are sustainable and create measurable results. For more information about becoming a Funded Partner, contact Heidi Gullickson at 605-692-4979 or

What is the process like? The Community Allocation fund programs with our historical agency partners and seeks to fund collaborative and integrated programs within a set of targeted outcomes in Health, Education, and Financial Stability. A Funded Partner is required to be a registered 501(c)(3) in good standing who is committed to being a sustainable, innovative partner. It is essential that local groups and individuals recognize that United Way funds are designed to focus on advancing the common good and not to promote political issues including, but not limited to, the pro-life/pro-choice debate. Funded Partners agree to suspend fundraising efforts not specific to Brookings Area United Way from mid-September to the end of October. This period is known as the "Black Out Period" in which Partners should be active ambassadors in raising funds during United Way's annual campaign. All funding is reviewed and approved by the Brookings Area United Way Board of Directors.

Why join the United Way Network? When you join the United Way Network, you receive assistance in marketing, board organization, volunteer management; access to exclusive workshops and professional development; connections to local businesses, nonprofits, and social clubs; and funding for programs to build up our community.

Click here to learn more about our online reporting system: e-C Impact.

United Way Marketing

Community Partner Decals can be hung in your window or a public area where passer-by's of your agency can see that you are part of the United Way Network.

A Tabletop BAUW sign can be used wherever a BAUW Partner is at a public event. From presentations to community events, please display your BAUW tabletop sign.

Interested in a decal or sign? Please call 605-692-4979 or email

Community Partnerships & Marketing Opportunities

United Way Monday Morning Minute with Brookings Radio

Join our Community Care Coordinator, Samantha Turnquist, on Brookings radio stations KBRK 1430, The Ranch 910, and B93.7. Samantha will call Friday morning at 11am to record up to a 5 minute interview that will be played on the following Monday morning. A Zoom meeting will immediately follow that will last only 1 minute! Prepare 3-5 "Things I Wish You Knew" items such as events, dispelling myths, or contact information that you wish the public knew about your organization.

Campaign Presenters

Interested in presenting to businesses, social clubs, and public entities during our annual fundraising campaign? Email for more information.

Quarterly Meetings

Every quarter all United Way Funded Partners and community members are invited to connect for a morning session. Quarterly meetings are structured with updates from all current Funded Partners and a featured workshop. Funded Partners have the opportunity to network, create partnerships, and discuss successes/challenges.

The Quarterly Meetings will take place in-person at 908 Hope Drive, Brookings, SD in the Brookings Backpack Project space.

Next Quarterly Meetings:

  • February 2, 2023 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • May 4, 2023 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • August 3, 2023 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • November 2, 2023 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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