Partnering: Your Company and United Way
Businesses are central to United Way’s success, providing key leadership on our board, insight to community issues, thousands of volunteers who take a hands-on role in getting things done, and the financial resources to make progress on hunger, homelessness and other issues. Here are some tools and ideas to get your business more involved in United Way’s work.
Everything you need to make your United Way workplace campaign fun, easy, and wildly successful.
Below is a quick outline of what is involved in coordinating a worplace campagn. When you are ready to get stared, down load the Campaing Toolkit of available materials.
- GET STARTED
Recruit a team, get management on board, and plan an exciting campaign that’s unique to your organization. Our Campaign Coordinator Guide will walk you through the process from start to finish.
- TALK IT UP
Inspire conversation to start those donations coming in. Customizable templates and graphics make it virtually effortless. You can also take advantage of read-made, real-time content via our Facebook page.
- MAKE IT FUN
Get people revved up about the great work that their donations will support. The key is to mix bite-sized nuggets of compelling information with fun, fun, and more fun. We provide games and ideas to make it easy.
- MAKE THE ASK
Encourage your leadership giving. Host a kickoff event and invite a speaker to talk with staff. Distribute pledge forms and campaign brochures. Provide weekly updates to employees about campaign progress and ask EVERYONE to give.
- WRAP IT UP
You did it! Collect all your pledge forms and donations, schedule a wrap up meeting with you United Way staff contact and thank you EVERYONE. Then take a deep breath, congratulate your team and celebrate the work you did.