Benefits for your company:
- Builds employee morale and fosters a sense of team spirit
- Cultivates leaders through employee development opportunities
- Provides information on critical community issues and opportunities to be a part of the solution
- Connects your company and employees to the community
Benefits for individuals:
- Helps employees make informed investments
- Helps employees become involved with local non-profit agencies
- Provides information on local health and human service needs
Why Partner with United Way?
To maximize impact
- Brings together individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and agencies
- Collaborates on targeted community solutions
To drive positive community change
- Addresses root causes of problems, not just symptoms
- Invests in proven solutions and supports innovative ideas
- Measures results and reports back to you
To reach the whole community
- Offers a centralized, community—wide fundraising approach
- Provides cost-effective and efficient services
- Supports local nonprofit health and human service agencies
- Provides volunteer opportunities such as Day of Caring
Quick Tips for a Worksite Campaign
- Recruit a Worksite Campaign Coordinator and Committee
- Determine a 3 — 4 week time period for the campaign.
- Get ideas and materials from United Way
- Schedule and announce a presentation by United Way and agency staff — preferably in conjunction with a staff meeting, to ensure good attendance. Offer refreshments.
- Set a worksite goal and post a thermometer marking progress.
- Offer payroll deduction option.
- Secure Company match for employee donations.
- Distribute pledge forms and brochures to all employees via paychecks, employee mailboxes, or at a meeting. Include memo from Campaign Coordinator and/or CEO encouraging participation.
- Offer incentives for early pledges, first time donors, prize drawings for all donations, etc.
- Hold friendly competition between departments.
- Hold friendly competition between similar workplaces.
- Hold special events to raise additional funds from those not interested in payroll deductions - car washes, pie contests, can drives, etc.
- Remind employees a week before deadline and at deadline.
- Collect pledge forms, checks, and cash. Send with report form to United Way.
- Thank everyone who participated.
United Way Opposes Coercion
The Beaufort County United Way believes that the most responsive contributors are those who are informed and involved. A well-planned campaign with an effective communications program that is run by committed volunteers will ensure responsible contributors. Fundraising should always be conducted in a voluntary manner, without pressure. Giving is a personal decision and coercion is unacceptable to United Way.