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- A Letter to United Way Supporters
- LIVE UNITED: BE THE ONE 2013 Campaign Kick-Off
- 2013 Women's Leadership Luncheon
- 2014 Day of Caring Volunteer Event & Thank You
- 2013 LIVE UNITED T-Shirt Day
- Welcome to Our New Website!
- Watch Roger Staubach's first United Way commercial and others from the last 40 years here
- USA WEEKEND Magazine sponsors Make A Difference Day
- See who sported their t's for 2013 LIVE UNITED Tshirt Day
- Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. LIVE UNITED Today!
- U.S. Bank Employees get "pie-d" for United Way to celebrate their outstanding campaign
- Announcing...Our 2014 United Way 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program Participants
- United Way's new approach is intended to give donors a better picture of their return on investment
- It's not about CHARITY. It's about CHANGE.
- United Way teams up with Target to Share-A-Tree with families in need
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- 1 more step toward quality child care: North Dakota launches Bright & Early North Dakota statewide
- 2013 Campaign Announcement Media Event & Thank you Reception
- Now Accepting Nominations for the 2013 Fredrick W. Donath Campaign Award
- We have achieved and exceeded our 2013 Campaign Goal of $5.2 million!
- It's tax time! What you need to know about preparing your tax return with your gift to United Way
- United Way of Cass-Clay 2013 Report to the Community Now Available
- Congratulations to our 2013 BE THE ONE Award Winners!
- 2014 Annual Meeting and Celebration of ONE
- Did you miss the 2014 Annual Meeting and Celebration of ONE?
- The Power of Community Involvement
- United Way Celebrates National Volunteer Week
- Individualism or the Common Good? We need both.
- May 10 is the National Letter Carriers' Food Drive and YOU can help!
- Education That Works: Educational Leaders, the Economic Development Corporation, and United Way
- United Way Celebrates May Day by Celebrating Education
- Launching "Education that Works" for students, teachers and our future workforce
- United Way announces 2015-2016 investments in Community Partners providing Basic Needs
- $ 5 lunch on Thursday at all Hornbacher's locations! Gobble It Up for United Way
- A letter from our 2014 Board Chair, Mark Jensen-Thanks from the United Way
- 16th Annual School Supply Drive kicks off today-donation and volunteer info!
- REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER FOR SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE HERE
- You are invited to the 2014 United Way Kick Off Event on September 9 featuring Hugh Weber
- The 2014 Campaign Materials are ready for you! Check 'em out!
- YOUNG PEOPLE, UNITE! The NEW Emerging Leaders in Giving Program has launched
- Applications for the 2015 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program are now available
- Volunteer registration is now open for the 2014 Day of Caring
- Join nearly 700 women to support United Way's work in EDUCATION on Nov 6-EVENT IS SOLD OUT
- UNITED for Jefferson Neighborhood
- 23rd Annual Day of Caring
- 35 Under 35 Alumni come together for Women’s Build for Habitat for Humanity
- Want to Stay Active and Improve Your Health as You Grow Older? Volunteer!
- Want to Stay Active and Improve Your Health as You Grow Older? Volunteer!
- Want to see what lasting change looks like?
- Monte’s Downtown launches DINE UNITED in partnership with United Way
- West Acres - BOOtiful Night: Trick or Treating
- Watch videos of the 2014 Kick Off Event
- United Way of Cass-Clay collaborates to lead first-ever regional workforce study
- 2014 LIVE UNITED T-Shirt Day
- US Bank Reveals Campaign Total
- Giving THANKS to our Volunteers!
- Essentia employee gets a VIP limo ride to work as part of United Way Campaign
- Proudly announcing the 2015 participants of the United Way 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program
- United Way of Cass-Clay has officially reached the $3.5 million mark on our way to the 2014 campaign
- United Way Partners with Target to spread holiday cheer
- Apply to volunteer for 2015 Community Investment Review Panel
- Join us for Coffee and 2014 Campaign Results on Feb 6
- 5 Reasons to Celebrate Volunteer Mentors
- How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Mean Something—Advice from Maya Moore
- Join us for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards Featuring Keynote Speaker Wes Moore
- Now Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Frederick W. Donath Campaign Award
- Mission Gratitude: Mission Accepted
- The 2014 Annual Report to the Community has been officially released!
- United Way welcomes new board members in 2015
- Volunteers Meet to Launch 2015 Campaign Cabinet
- May 1st Brings 4th Annual May Day Baskets of Books!
- Local Organizations Receive National Recognition from United Way
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- Regional Workforce Study Results Announced-United Way to Take Action to Address Workforce Challenges
- Millennials Move Mountains
- 2015 School Supply Drive - How to Donate & Receive Supplies
- 2015 School Supply Drive Equips 5,260 Students for the School Year
- YOUR IRA CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP IMPROVE LIVES IN OUR COMMUNITY.
- MISSION GRATITUDE: Congrats to our LIVE UNITED Award Nominees!
- Introducing the nominees of the NEW “LIVE UNITED Catalyst of the Year” Award
- United Way names Kristi Huber as President
- Now accepting nominations for the 2016 LIVE UNITED Leader of the Year Award
- United Way makes new investment to help West Fargo students access mental health services
- ALL VOLUNTEER SHIFTS FULL - 2017 School Supply Drive
- 2017 United Way Day of Caring Volunteer Event
- You won't want to miss our Kick Off Event on Sept 14
- Applications for 2018 United Way 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program available on September 1
- MORNING SESSION: A Day In The Life - Poverty Simulation Volunteer Event
- AFTERNOON SESSION: A Day In The Life - Poverty Simulation Volunteer Event
- 17th Annual United Way Women United Luncheon & Silent Auction
- A Day in the Life: A Perspective on Poverty
- 8th Annual Roers/Keller Williams Chili Feed is Happening on Oct 3rd!
- Collaborative Investments Are Helping Rural Students Access Mental Health Services
- Generosity Is the Strength of Our Community
- LIVE UNITED T-Shirt Day & United Acts of Kindness on November 10th
- United Way Focuses on Investing to Help People Be Independent
- 2018 Women United Golf Scramble
- 800 Women UNITE to Help Give Kids the Very Best Start
- A Sign Is Worth A Thousand Words
- 2018 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Class Announced!
- Get Informed and then Advocate...Learn More About Poverty in Our Community
- Emerging Leaders Turn Inspiration Into Action
How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Mean Something—Advice from Maya Moore
It’s New Year’s Eve, a time for reflection of the year behind us, and a great moment to look ahead to the future. We spoke with our good friend, the talented WNBA star, Maya Moore, about her plans for 2015 and how she stays on track with resolutions in her efforts to continuously improve herself and the community around her.
What is your top New Year’s Resolution, if you have one? Why is that so important to you?
This year I want to continue to grow in creativity and discipline in my nutrition. I'm excited to learn new recipes that will keep me ready for the day ahead. I also want to keep finding more ways to share what I've been given. Whether that's my physical resources, wisdom or time.
Those are obviously some ambitious goals. Do you often set New Year’s resolutions? How do you stay on top of them?
I do, but I also set goals for myself throughout the year. New Year's resolutions can be a great way of practicing this and setting a vision for the future. Doing this is part of my DNA (thanks, Grandmother Moore!); writing things down, keeping myself accountable, and I've developed a consistent habit of staying organized through a travel-sized planner.
One habit I've established over the last few years is that every time I begin a new year in my planner, I write a Bible verse on the front & other Biblical wisdom on the back. This year my inspirational verse is Psalm 119: 35-37 HCSB version. I think it’s important to find a point of focus like that to keep you inspired and grounded in your resolution so you remember the bigger picture of why it is so important.
Do you have advice for people as they start the New Year and new resolutions?
Sticking with a New Year's Resolution can be very challenging. Keeping any new routine over a long period of time is hard. Here are a few keys I've found to be helpful in goal setting and keeping:
1. First, have a meaningful goal. If it has meaning to you, you will be more likely to stay motivated over a long period of time.
2. Make sure your goals are attainable and measurable so you can track progress, but keep in mind all progress can't be charted (for example, the character you're building in the process.)
3. Loop in supporters. Having others be a part of helping you accomplish your goals can help you stay on track as well. For example if you have nutritional or exercise goals, do that with a group, in-person or virtually, if possible.
It sounds like part of your New Year’s resolution involves healthy eating, which is a common goal for many people. Do you have tips for folks as they embark on health-oriented quests for 2015?
I started making some lifestyle changes in my nutrition a couple seasons ago and there were some key aspects that have helped me start and maintain those habits. Understand the value of the habit you want to develop and as time goes by, occasionally remind yourself of the value of the habit. Take note of how good you feel, or do additional research on the benefits. I had a helpful friend give me a vision of the benefits of some nutritional changes. Then, make sure your goals are attainable in the beginning to give yourself some confidence and momentum. I was challenged to cut out refined sugar for three weeks and once I managed that smaller goal, it gave me confidence to make it a lifestyle (with an occasional splurge day!) I also try to stay connected with other people who have similar goals and we form a community of encouragement and accountability as time goes on. Sharing highs and lows of your process with safe people is the healthiest way to go.
Can you elaborate a bit on your second resolution of being able to share what you’ve been given? What does it mean for you to give back?
Stepping outside of your comfort zone in a sacrificial way is one of the most surprising ways to find joy and purpose as a person. We all have unique gifts that need to be developed and shared with our communities. Volunteering in your community however big or small is an opportunity to live with more meaning and I'm always thankful for the moments I get to touch another's life for the good.
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