What is a United Way workplace campaign?
Every year, hundreds of employees living in Miami County get involved in workplace giving campaigns to support United Way’s work to improve health, education and financial stability.
United Way workplace campaigns bring together employees in all departments of a company and give them an opportunity to donate and volunteer for causes that matter to them. Approximately 20 companies and organizations in the Miami County host a United Way workplace campaign each year.
Workplace campaigns typically run one to two weeks, and companies often bring in a United Way representative to talk about how we work to address the community’s biggest needs. In many cases, employees have the option to make a one-time donation or donate through a payroll deduction to United Way’s Community Fund, which stays locally to support programs that help children and families.
Workforce campaigns, however, are about more than raising money for local causes; they also strengthen connections between employees and their community while also enhancing companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals.
Contact United Way of Miami County at (765) 473-4240 to learn more about running a United Way workplace campaign.
Successful United Way campaigns have two things in common: good planning, and wide participation. The heart of fundraising are donations and pledges, but the cherry on top is the extra campaign fun and funds generated by hosting special events. Ask yourself these questions before planning your special event:
1) What do you hope to accomplish?
- Create greater community understanding
- Build morale
- Increase volunteering
- Raise money
- Honor leadership givers
- Reward team
2) What resources are available?