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WEBINAR — see for yourself

Casting a Wide Collaborative Net

Bring more partners into your network to collaborate! In this webinar, we explore how United Way Director from Ada United Way and United Way of Central Arkansas developed and grew their powerful networks. We talk with Maret and James about their on-boarding and training process with agencies and churches, as well as what their role as a network administrator entails. We also look at how leaders develop in their roles as community conveners for the benefit of their city.


Collaboration & Community Impact


James Jackson
Ada Regional United Way
James Jackson became the Executive Director of Ada Regional United Way in January of 2015. With over 16 years of volunteer experience and 10 years of retail experience, James brings a unique perspective to leading ARUW into the future. James has lived in Ada since 2002 and has been married to his wonderful wife, Amy, since 2006. Along with their two kids, Jadyn and Zachary, they have worked to help make their community a better place.
Maret Cahill
United Way
Maret Cahill-Wicks serves as the Executive Director of United Way of Central Arkansas. She was previously the Resource Development Director for UWCA. In her job as Executive Director she has been able to fully use the skills she established as Program Coordinator at Centennial Valley Country Club to develop relationships in the community to grow United Way. She has worked with UWCA to build a nonprofit workshop series that is going on its 3rd year. She has helped UWCA bring the Pillar Society back. She has improved the grant-making process at UWCA with the help of an active board. She loves coaching and mentoring new nonprofits.


  • How these networks got started
  • How community organizations, churches, schools, businesses and more collaborate to create community solutions
  • How communication flows and technology strengthens their work together


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