January 26, 2015 | Mark Neilson Unique Model Brings “Win-Win” Method to a Competitive Fundraising Environment United Way of Elkhart County (“UWEC”) announced that it is partnering with Accretive of Indiana (“Accretive”). Accretive works with companies to identify and implement operating expense savings. As a part of Accretive’s business model they encourage companies to share some portion of found savings with area nonprofits and Accretive also donates 5-15% of their revenues to nonprofits. For over 90 years, UWEC has been a leader in advancing the common good in Elkhart County by partnering with local companies. With this new partnership with UWEC, Accretive will assist local businesses in reducing their (non-payroll) costs and continue to make an impact in the community by sharing “found” money. “We are excited about this new partnership with Accretive”, stated Bill Rieth, CEO of UWEC “We are dedicated to cultivating strong relationships with the business community. When Elkhart County businesses prosper our entire community prospers. We believe Accretive will help companies reduce costs and strengthen their philanthropic foot print. It’s a win-win for everyone.” “We are extremely proud to be partnering with United Way of Elkhart County”, said Mark Neilson, Managing Partner and Founder of Accretive. Our shared-savings approach to fundraising enables Michiana area companies to realize significant cost savings within their organizations while sharing a portion of those savings to support United Way,” Neilson added “We are already saving money for a number of United Way supporting companies. Our experience confirms that virtually every organizations has potential savings in multiple (non-payroll) cost areas. There is no downside.” Since 1922, the United Way of Elkhart County has been creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems. We don’t just address the symptoms of a problem…… We go deeper to get at the underlying causes. To us Living United means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Together, we can accomplish more than any single group can on its own. When we LIVE UNITED Elkhart County does more. For more information, visit www.unitedwayec.org. Accretive of Indiana works with C-level executives to identify and implement operating expense saving opportunities within their organizations. Accretive’s team consists of experienced CFO-level executives who approach cost savings with an insider’s perspective.