Starts 3/19/2024, 10:00 AM
Ends 3/19/2024, 12:00 PM

Supporting capacity development is an essential component to our role as a convener of community- serving organizations and integral part of our commitment to empowering the communities of DeSoto county. By investing in an organization’s ability to achieve, along with direct support of the work itself, UWS multiplies the impact of our partners and enhances the value of each dollar committed to the effort. We are proud to share the outcomes of our collaboration with Results 1st in 2024!

Join United Way Suncoast for our inaugural DeSoto County Results Showcase featuring 6 nonprofit organizations who have dedicated time and talent toward improving the measurement, achievement and communication of results. We invite you to hear those results, discover our process and connect with our partners before and after the presentations. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!


· 10 – 10:30: Coffee and connections

· 10:30 – 11: Showcase Presentations

· 11 – 11:30: Next Steps and Taking Action

· 11:30 – noon: Connecting and networking

Featured Community Partners:

· Arcadia Rotary Club

· DeSoto Cares Homeless Services

· DeSoto County Library

· Goodwill Industries-Manasota, Inc.

· Senior Friendship Centers Inc

· Team Arcadia

The showcase will feature the work of local organizations who have been working with our partner Results 1st to identify an initiative and build their capacity to identify, measure, achieve and communicate their results. Our work with the partners focuses on quick, simple but effective adjustments to each program to ensure that their limited resources are being channeled into maximizing results for our community. Through four group workshops and 6-8 individual coaching sessions, each organization strengthens one initiative using these tools. The showcase event is a culmination of that work and a chance for the organizations to show what they’ve learned over the various workshops and coaching sessions in 5 minutes or less and connect to new potential partners and supporters.

The UWS Results Team Program began in 2022 and supported 17 organizations in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties by providing the space, tools and expertise to focus on achieving greater gains for those they serve. Participants reported measurables such as increased client registration, more effective data collection, and more efficient program designs with a focus on outcomes. Building on the success of this first cohort, in August of 2023 UWS selected six community organizations serving DeSoto County to focus on building scale and capitalizing on the Results 1st methodology to expand their results.

Please join us, and invite other leaders in your community to join us as well! The event will be at 10 am at the Turner Center in Arcadia – at the following link, you can register for the event as well as see the full schedule and list of participants: