United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNWLA)

To support and strengthen the leadership of United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNWLA), the UWNWLA Nominating Committee is inviting applications and nominations of individuals for election to the Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term.



United Way of Northwest Louisiana fights for the health, education, financial stability and essential needs of every person in our community.


To collaboratively improve the lives of the people in Northwest Louisiana.


Service and Community Focus: We foster and encourage the active involvement of individuals, groups, organizations, corporations and labor in our work of serving the community with high-quality, high-value, and relevant human services.

Integrity and Respect: We are honest, ethical and transparent as we serve. We are caretakers of individual worth, self-respect and our donors’ resources.

Collaboration: We work together productively, as an organization and with our partners throughout the community. We value diversity and strive for inclusion. We act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every person.

Accountability and Professionalism: We take responsibility for commitments and delivering professional excellence, value, and relevant results.

Innovation and Excellence: We look for innovative ways to meet our mission through the creativity and excellence of our staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders.

Join us as we continue to address the underlying causes of community problems, transform lives and create opportunities for a good life for all!

The Commitment of Board Members

The term of the Board appointment is two years and may be renewable for a second term. The Board consists of up to 35 directors and the Board meets every fourth Wednesday of the month (except July and December). Directors also expected to attend UWNWLA annual events. Board members also serve on committees that meet between Board meetings.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Approve an annual budget to finance the organization
  • Approve all organizational policies
  • Provide the personal leadership, enthusiasm and support necessary to help coordinate and build an effective organization
  • Help to broaden the financial resources of the organization
  • Project a professional and positive image when representing UWNWLA
  • Ensure that UWNWLA programs, projects and activities are consistent with the mission statement and interests of our members

Desired Skills and Competencies

In 2023, the Nomination Committee will be seeking new directors for the 2023-2024 term with one or more of the following skills and competencies:

  • Financial management, HR, IT, Legal, and Business Operations
  • Marketing, fundraising, and philanthropy
  • Policy, government relations
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation experience

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We recognize that in order to achieve our mission, we must continuously strive to be relevant and responsive to our community as a whole. As the diversity in our community grows, we must be increasingly intentional about aligning our practices and policies.

United Way of Northwest Louisiana understands diversity to include all human characteristics that make us unique as individuals. It includes everyone and excludes no one. Inclusion is our strategy to leverage the diversity of our community.

Nominations are due March 30. Please contact LaToria W. Thomas at for any questions.