Hosting a United Way workplace campaign gives organizations and employees a unique opportunity to learn about and to help address some of our community's most important needs- needs that no single donor, charity can handle alone. A workplace Campaign is the most efficient way to generate substantial financial resources that can be invested into your community.
Why Run a Workplace Campaign?
· Increase goodwill among customers and constituents by giving back to the community.
· Meets company or organizational philanthropic goals-we make it easy to give financially, volunteer and keep up to date on the needs of our area.
· Energizes your employees by focusing your organization toward a common goal helps build morale and teamwork.
· Connects employees to volunteer opportunities and helps create more leaders in their community.
· Ensures that Employee donations are put to work in their local community.
· Set up a meeting with your United Way representative. Identify areas of growth. Make sure United Way has accurate information about your company.
· Set up a meeting with your CEO/ or senior management team.
The support of top management is key to a successful campaign. Keep them informed and involved by asking them to:
· Announce your role as Employee Campaign Chair ( ECC)
· Appoint next year's ECC to work with you. This will ensure a smooth transition each year.
· Make a corporate contribution
· Authorize a payroll deduction plan for employees if one does not exist. Companies that use payroll deduction raise more money than those that do not.
· Endorse a plan for leadership solicitation and, if appropriate, appoint someone to ths task.
· Review your overall campaign plan and goal, what could change?
· Allow adequate time and resources for campaign planning, your attendance at training, group presentations and employee solicitation.
· Send a personalized letter of endorsement.
· Attend campaign events and endorse United Way
· Build a team Recruit a committee to assist you and make your job more manageable. Include team members from all departments, have department challenges.
· Include your United Way representative on your committee to assist you with planning.
· Clearly define roles and responsibilities.
· Talk with your team about strategies and events that you will have that will work in your company.
· Recruit a team to attend community Small Business Blitz (SBB), great volunteer opportunity and to represent your company in the community.
· Select and announce a kick off date and employee meeting.