Campaign Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who conducts United Way campaigns?
Q. What is an employee campaign?
Q. My organization is small. Will our donation really make a difference?
Q. I don't have time to run a campaign. How much effort is involved?
Q. How can my company help?


 
 Q. Who conducts United Way campaigns?
A. United Way campaigns are conducted in approximately 400 worksites throughout the River Region. These range from large corporations, schools, hospitals and nonprofit agencies to professional and entrepreneurial firms. Regardless of the size of your organization, United Way can tailor a campaign just for you.

 Q. What is an employee campaign?
A. An employee campaign is a fun way to promote teamwork while supporting the community. With your help and your management's support, we work with you to plan the best campaign possible.

United Way staff will provide the best practices that have been successful in other workplace campaigns. These practices include:
• Top executive involvement and support
• Training of internal campaign team Group meetings for employees
• Implement a model leadership giving program
• Set goals and objectives for your campaign
• Thank and recognize employees

 Q. My organization is small. Will our donation really make a difference?
A. Any size company can participate in a campaign and your contribution – no matter how big or small – makes a difference right here in the River Region.

 Q. I don't have time to run a campaign. How much effort is involved?
A. The average campaign lasts for two weeks. The employee campaign can be run in several different ways. All we ask is for the support of management and the opportunity for a United Way staff person to speak to your employees. This can be at an existing staff meeting, quarterly report, etc. where employees can have questions answered and receive educational materials regarding their United Way and community. Our staff will handle a large portion of the campaign for you, leaving you time to accomplish your daily objectives.

 Q. How Can My Company help?
A. Here's how.
• Run an employee campaign
• Give a corporate gift or implement an employee matching gift program
• Donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of an item or service
• Participate by volunteering at a United Way agency
• Participate in the Loaned Executive Program