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You can make change happen with your voice. Get informed. Tell your friends. Write a letter to the editor. United Way of Northeast Louisiana needs passionate people to make some noise about the issues that affect our community.
Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
Learn how your community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health. Use the United Way Common Good Forecaster, a powerful online tool that lets people see for themselves how improving the education level has a positive impact on several key economic and social measures.
Host a community conversation with your friends, coworkers or neighbors. Learn about what people say are their aspirations for your community and talk about how you can work together to address challenges. For more information, read the Hardwood Institute Community Conversation Guide.
Follow United Way of Northeast Louisiana around the web and join the conversation. You can like a status on Facebook, repin a helpful article on Pinterest, retweet an update on Twitter, comment on a #ThrowbackThursday Instagram post, and so on. Social media is a great tool to educate your friends and networks about an issue you care about.
Make an even bigger impact by tagging United Way of Northeast Louisiana on Facebook, and @UnitedWayNELA on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram when advocating in one of our four key focus areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Basic and Emergency Needs. Use the hashtags #LIVEUNITED and #ILIVEUNITED in your statuses and we will share your message with our friends and followers.
Every time you engage in conversation with United Way of Northeast Louisiana, you’re helping spread the word to your friends how they too can LIVE UNITED.