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The United Way of Southwest Georgia is changing the way it hands out money.

Monday the board approved using a new impact model to try to make sure service organizations meeting the most critical community needs get the most support. The model will measure their success.

Some of the non-profit groups the changes will affect said it's a good idea.

"I think it's going to make all of us better, it think it's going to make the United Way more effective in how they allocate dollars, but it's also going to make them more effective in raising dollars because they can show measurable results," said Dave Wallace, YMCA Exec. Dir. & Men of Distinction.

"With the new outcome based measurement system we hope to show what scouting does for the community and the people," said Ray Allen, Boy Scouts Director.

The United Way will measure the outcomes of programs that get money to make sure they are improving segments of the community that most need help.

Panels of experts will help decide how to allocate the money, and the United Way will help non-profits measure the success of their programs.