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Chris Nelson

President, United Way of the Cape Fear Area
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Christopher L. Nelson is president of the United Way of the Cape Fear Area. He has more than 40 years of local, state and national United Way experience. He moved to the Cape Fear area in May 2009 from Lansing, Michigan. After  

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Jun 23, 2016

Current History: United Way Of The Cape Fear Area Adopts Three-Year Cycle For Local Nonprofits

As we begin the final article in our historical journey, I’d like to talk a bit about the beginning of our Community Impact process. This process was a turning point in the way funding was manag ...

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Jun 16, 2016

United Way Of The Cape Fear Area: Local Leaders Partner With United Way

At the urging of elected officials in 2007, United Way agreed to serve as the host agency for the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence (BRC). The BRC created a Youth Enrichment Z ...

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Jun 9, 2016

United Way Of The Cape Fear Area: The Birth of the Community Impact Model

In early 2005, the Cape Fear Area United Way and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington partnered to conduct a comprehensive health and human services needs assessment. The UNCW Master in Publ ...

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Jun 1, 2016

United Way Of The Cape Fear Area: An Exciting Start To A New Century

January 1, 2000, was to be the day our lives were going to change forever. The fear was that all of the world’s computers would crash and that the world as we knew it would revert back to the ol ...

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May 15, 2016

United Way Of The Cape Fear Area: The 1990s Bring Milestones, Hurricanes And The Digital Age

United Way of the Cape Fear Area will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on June 11, 2016 at Audi Cape Fear. Our 1940s-themed event will highlight the past 75 years, as well as focus on our present a ...

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May 1, 2016

United Way Of The Cape Fear Area: Celebrating The 1970s

United Way of the Cape Fear Area will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on June 11, 2016 at Audi Cape Fear. Our 1940s-themed event will highlight the past 75 years, as well as focus on our present a ...

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Apr 19, 2016

The 1950s, 1960s Brought Changes To Local United Way

United Way of the Cape Fear Area will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on June 11, 2016, at Audi Cape Fear. Our 1940s-themed event will highlight the past 75 years, as well as focus on our present ...

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Apr 8, 2016

The Birth Of United Way Of The Cape Fear Area

United Way of the Cape Fear Area will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on June 11, 2016, at Audi Cape Fear. Our 1940s-themed event will highlight the past 75 years, as well as focus on our present ...

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Apr 1, 2016

Helping Local Families Achieve Financial Stability

United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) has begun its three-month long Community Impact investment process for local nonprofit programs that provide programs that help local people become financially ...

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Mar 20, 2016

The Early Years Of United Way Of The Cape Fear Area

United Way of the Cape Fear Area will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on June 11, 2016, at Audi Cape Fear. Our 1940s-themed event will highlight the past 75 years, as well as focus on our present ...

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Mar 10, 2016

United Way Of The Cape Fear Area Begins Grant Process

As many of you know, United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) adopted an “Impact Agenda” eight years ago. UWCFA volunteers establish outcome targets in one area of impact focus each year. ...

Health Care
Mar 1, 2016

Partnership To Provide Medical Respite Care Proves Successful

United Way of the Cape Fear Area and the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness will hold the 7th Annual Pajama Party on March 11 at Bluewater Grill to benefit the Medical Respite Care Program. Wear your fa ...

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Feb 15, 2016

Aging Workforce Offers Experienced Workers

The aging American workforce is fast becoming a dominant economic storyline in the United States. An estimated 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day until approximately 2030, according to the U.S ...

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Feb 1, 2016

Community Solutions Versus Public Assistance

This Insights was contributed by Tommy Taylor, executive vice president of the United Way of the Cape Fear Area. "The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities – a sear ...

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Jan 15, 2016

Plan To End Chronic Homelessness Is Making A Difference

Many local organizations have been involved in the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in the Cape Fear Region. In existence since 2001, and a part of a long-standing United Way initiative, the 10-Year P ...

Economic Development
Jan 1, 2016

United Way Of the Cape Fear Area Celebrates 75 Years Of Community Service

This year, United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) celebrates 75 years of helping those in need in our local communities. Over the last seven and a half decades, much has changed, but much remains th ...

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Dec 15, 2015

Impacting Lives In The Cape Fear Area

United Way of the Cape Fear Area knows that too many children in our local communities go home hungry each and every day. We also see and hear of families with little to no access to affordable health ...

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Dec 1, 2015

United Way Establishes Council On Philanthropy

The United Way of the Cape Fear Area has instituted a new initiative that will benefit more citizens of the greater Wilmington area – the United Way Council on Philanthropy.   While it is ...

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Nov 15, 2015

‘Tis The Season … Of Thanks And Giving

It’s amazing how quickly this year has blown by. At United Way of the Cape Fear Area, we may notice it more than others due to our year-long commitment to helping those in need in the Cape Fear ...

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Nov 1, 2015

The Common Good

What does the term, “the common good” mean to you? We seem to be hearing it more and more these days. Sometimes it’s used in advertisements for products and goods, and other times it ...

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Oct 15, 2015

United Way Myth Busters

From time to time, the staff of United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) are asked questions, whether from employees at workplace campaigns or individuals who used to be involved with a United Way in ...

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Oct 1, 2015

Things That May Surprise You About Giving To The United Way

Many of you have either participated in a United Way campaign at your workplace or know of someone who has. Some of you have told us that you used to feel “pressured” into giving at your c ...

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Sep 1, 2015

How Well Do You Play With Others?

While unfortunately our society is encouraging each of us to become suspicious of and often to not trust one another with important facts or feelings, the nonprofit world has discovered that collabora ...

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Aug 15, 2015

How To Assess The Efficiency Of Your Charitable Gifts

We all seem to be inundated with requests from charitable organizations. Some are national, some are international, and some are local. Some we have never even heard of before. Most people are generou ...

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Aug 1, 2015

When To Call 2-1-1 For Help

Have you, a family member, a neighbor or a friend ever needed assistance and didn’t know where to turn? Did you ever wonder where you could find home services for an elderly parent who wants to ...

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Jul 15, 2015

What Is Your Passion?

We are privileged to live in the Cape Fear area. Each day we enjoy the beautiful coast and have access to a great university, as well as a plethora of cultural opportunities not far from our doorsteps ...

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Jul 1, 2015

How The United Way’s Community Impact Investment Process Works

Over the years, local United Ways have been extremely visible in their respective communities during the typical fall campaigns. Many of you know United Way through the annual campaign at your respect ...

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