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What is The Loaned Executive Program?
Each year many of the area’s employers participate in the River Region United Way Loaned Executive Program, lending skilled employees to the United Way for several weeks during the Campaign Season. Loaned Executives multiply the capacity of United Way campaign staff, enabling United Way to reach out to over 400 local businesses that participate in our annual fundraising campaign. Each Loaned Executive will serve as United Way’s primary liaison to 6-8 local organizations, working with United Way staff to support and grow their campaigns. Loaned Executives work part-time from mid-August to mid-December.
Thank you to our 2012 Loaned Executives
Each Loaned Executive, alongside United Way Staff, works with 6-8 local organizations, serving as United Way’s primary liaison, as they assist in the planning and execution of their United Way campaigns. Loaned Executive responsibilities include:
• Analyzing donation history
• Planning and executing strategy for each account
• Partnering with United Way volunteers to visit CEO’s and employee coordinators
• Developing relationships with Employee Campaign Chairs
• Preparing and delivering presentations to various audiences
• Providing customer service to donors
What makes a good Loaned Executive Candidate?
Loaned Executives are valued employees with a variety of skills, knowledge, interests and backgrounds from all levels of your organization, who:
• Embrace growth opportunities and learning
• Exhibit a desire for career development
• Recently joined your organization and would benefit from focused training as well as interaction with major organizations in the community
• Possess excellent computer skills for the following programs: Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word & Excel
• May have increased flexibility due to work transition or retirement
The Return on Your Investment
The financial benefits of training cannot be measured in terms of the amount of learning achieved or even the extent to which behavior might change. The real benefits come from improved performance. While it is difficult to put a number on the training your employee will receive while volunteering with United Way, everyone, your Community, your Company and your Employee will benefit from your contribution.
Your community benefits because:
• United Way is able to lower overhead costs through the support of the professional talent loaned to the campaign by your company.
• Loaned Executive participation leads to increased campaign results which provide more financial resources to help better meet community needs.
Participation in the Loaned Executive Program demonstrates your company’s commitment to the community. Loaned Executives introduce themselves as your company representative on behalf of River Region United Way. Your company benefits from the returning employee’s enhanced business skills, including setting and achieving goals, public speaking, confidence in making sales presentations, training and motivational skills and increased exposure with many corporate executives.
While serving with United Way, your employee will receive training and gain experience in the following key areas:
• Sales – researching assigned accounts; preparing and making sales presentations; developing strategies based on past performance analysis; building relationships with customers
• Public Speaking – presenting United Way’s key messages to large and small groups of company employees to encourage contributions
• Management – goal setting and achievement; time management; resource utilization; volunteer supervision; teamwork
• Community dynamics – understanding community needs and potential solutions; studying specific industries and/or geographic communities within the region; experiencing the interaction of the corporate, public and service sectors.