UNITED WE FIGHT. UNITED WE WIN.
Your partnership with United Way of Central Ohio keeps your associates connected to a growing movement to fight poverty and demonstrates your investment in central Ohio’s future. United, we take on our community’s biggest challenges.
Starting a workplace campaign is an ideal way for you and your co-workers to take a stand for your philanthropic values. Creating a culture of giving at work benefits your employees, your organization and our community. When you partner with United Way of Central Ohio, you help improve the lives of everyone in our community —including your own.
WE’RE HERE FOR SUPPORT.
Let us help you customize your campaign. Together, we’ll make it fun, productive and engaging, regardless of the size of your organization. Call 614.227.2700. We’ll connect you with your personal United Way campaign manager so you can get started today.
Workplace campaigns play a vital role in funding long-term positive change in our community—all while boosting workplace morale. We’re here for your support. We can help you customize your campaign and plan for year-round engagement.
Whether you’re running a campaign for the first time or you’ve been there before, we can help you make it fun, engaging and productive. Call 614.227.2700 for support, and we’ll connect you with a United Way relationship manager.
Campaign Coordinators use their passion and talents to inspire and motivate their colleagues to join United Way’s mission. As the face of United Way, Employee Campaign Coordinators educate their co-workers about donations, volunteer efforts and advocacy actions that are fighting poverty in central Ohio.
Here is a short checklist to help you run the best Workplace Campaign at your organization:
- ENERGIZE your campaign by learning about the work of United Way, recruiting a team for your company’s campaign, and setting your strategy and goals.
- INSPIRE employees to see the impact they make by holding a kickoff rally to showcase United Way’s work, asking someone who has benefitted from United Way to share their story or sharing United Way’s videos and stories.
- ENGAGE employees in our work through volunteer projects, communications from our toolkit, and opportunities to learn about leadership giving.
- ASK everyone to give and ask those who can to make a leadership gift.
- THANK everyone for their generous support. Send thank you letters or hold a celebration to recognize donors. Don’t forget to provide a complete list of leadership donors and close out your campaign with your United Way representative.
Congratulations! Your campaign is complete. Continue the momentum with year-round United Way communication and engagement to educate employees on the impact of their gifts.
- Thank You Email (graphic)
- Sample Thank You letter
Did you know you can order your United Way of Central Ohio Campaign supplies online?
Click here to complete the online form to order printed materials for your campaign,.
LOANED EXECUTIVE PROGRAM
Develop Your Team. Build Our Community.
The Loaned Executive Program of United Way of Central Ohio gives companies an opportunity to provide employees a unique learning experience with numerous benefits. Loaned Executives represent United Way during peak campaign season by making presentations to local corporate partners and reaching out to individual donors. A United Way relationship manager will work with your Loaned Executive to develop fundraising goals, execute campaign strategies and support the corporate philanthropy efforts in companies throughout Columbus. Your employee will gain transferable skills through intensive training, and numerous leadership and networking opportunities. Your company will gain high visibility within the community, and your employee receives significant career enrichment opportunities. The Loaned Executive Program can enhance the skills and knowledge of an employee who is in the midst of an internal transition, a newly hired young professional or an employee who is new to central Ohio and would benefit from making business connections. Consider incorporating this three-month program into your employees’ onboarding and development plans.
How The Loaned Executive Program Works
For the first two weeks of the 14-week program and periodically throughout, the Loaned Executive will receive training that includes a structured professional development curriculum covering communication and presentation skills, project management skills, and interpersonal and management competencies. Participants will engage in the community by participating in group volunteer projects, agency tours, Campaign Cabinet meetings and by speaking in front of various audiences about the work of United Way. The program will emphasize networking and mentorship through leadership luncheons with key stakeholders in the community to educate and inspire your Loaned Executive. From building relationships with key corporate contacts and making presentations to different audiences, participants will expand their personal and professional networks.
Options For Company Engagement
Loaned Executives serve from August 19 to November 22. In addition to the traditional loaned employee option, we also offer a sponsorship support option. If loaning employees, companies agree to cover their employees’ salaries, mileage costs and other expenses during the program. Loaned Executives (40 hours per week for 14 weeks) – Full-time Loaned Executives manage approximately 40 corporate accounts and work out of United Way’s downtown offices. When you invest in your employee as a Loaned Executive, you release them from day-to-day responsibilities for the duration of the program. Sponsorship Support – Financial sponsorship enables United Way to offer the Loaned Executive Program. Corporate sponsors are recognized in a variety of ways including coverage in the United Way newsletter, website and, as appropriate, on program materials. Grand Champion: $15,000 – Your company will sponsor a program participant who will be recruited through our general program application process to represent your company, as well as the training and development components, and the program’s events (including the graduation luncheon). Champion: $10,000 – Your company will sponsor a program participant who will be recruited through our general program application process to represent your company in addition to sponsoring the program’s training and development components. Cheerleader: $5,000 – Your company will sponsor a program participant who will be recruited through our general program application process to represent your company.
Join Us In Making A Difference
Join our corporate partners Alliance Data, American Electric Power, Fifth Third Bank, Limited Brands, Mettler Toledo, Nationwide, State Auto, UPS and others in making a difference in your community through the Loaned Executive Program. The application deadline for the program is July 26, 2013. For more information, please contact Chanelle Smith, Operations Manager, at 614.227.2750 or email@example.com.
Our work in the community is made possible by the generous support of individuals and business through monetary and in-kind donations. We would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their generous in-kind support through the donation of goods, services or consulting expertise valued at $5,000 or more.
Consider an In-Kind Gift
In-kind product and service contributions help United Way of Central Ohio and our partner nonprofit organizations thrive by expanding resources, reducing overhead costs and helping increase efficiency. By making an in-kind donation, you can take pride in knowing your gifts have found a good home and made a real difference in our community.
If you’re an organization:
To coordinate an in-kind fundraiser, such as a school supply drive or clothing drive, or to make a large in-kind donation such as advertising/media placement or consulting services, please contact us and we will gladly help connect you to the right people, programs and agencies in our community. We also welcome your in-kind donations of goods and services made directly to United Way of Central Ohio—such as gift cards, printing, catering services, office supplies, video production/editing. These generous donations allow us to do our work in central Ohio more efficiently and effectively. Please contact and work with your organization’s United Way Relationship Manager. If you don’t have an assigned Relationship Manager, please contact Joe McKinley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.227.2738.
If you’re an individual:
We can help you find a non-profit agency home for your new and/or gently used household items or office equipment including household tools, gently used clothes and winter jackets, and office equipment including computers and printers. Please contact Joe McKinley at email@example.com or 614.227.2738. When you make an in-kind gift, you’re entitled to receive all the tax credits allowed by law. Please contact a tax professional for specific tax advice. United Way of Central Ohio gladly coordinates the donations of in-kind gifts among individuals, companies and non-profit organizations. We are not responsible for any damage or inconvenience encountered during an in-kind transaction.
Volunteer With Your Company
Volunteering increases morale and spotlights a company that cares.
Whether it is important to you to solve a community problem, advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits when you give of your time and expertise. Volunteering with co-workers will help you develop insight into community needs and resources, while directly impacting your community’s quality of life. For more information about volunteering with your company, please contact Brandi Davis at 614.227.2714.