2016 Community Campaign
Donations to Date: $4,000,000.00
Our Goal: $4,425,000.00
Each year, United Way of the Southern Tier raises more than $4.5 million to support programs and services across Chemung and Steuben counties.
We couldn't do it without the help of volunteers! Fund raising volunteers are enthusiastic, energetic ... and not afraid to ask for money.
Running a workplace campaign is a great way to increase employee morale, build teamwork, enhance your company's image and prove your commitment to improving lives in our community.
If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the Community Campaign, click here for more information about becoming a Company Campaign Coordinator.
If you are already a campaign volunteer, this page has the materials you will need to run a successful workplace campaign. These materials will remain online all year long, and will be updated as needed.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Steve Hughes.
Getting Ready for Your Campaign
About a month before your workplace campaign is scheduled to begin, a United Way staff member will get in touch with you to talk about how last year's campaign went and any factors that may affect this year's campaign. This is the time to ask questions and talk about any concerns you may have. This is also the time to set your campaign goal, schedule a presentation to your staff, request the materials you will need to make your workplace campaign a success and begin planning special events (for example, raffle drawings or bake sales) to supplement your employee's donations.
|"Fun Raising"||This guide includes ideas for your campaign theme and special events that can make your campaign more fun for everyone at your workplace. Click here for even more fun ideas.|
Running Your Campaign
Depending on the size of your organization, your workplace campaign can last a few days to a full month. During your campaign, you will be responsible for distributing and collecting pledge forms from your co-workers, providing them with information and answering their questions about United Way's work to improve lives, and running any special events you have planned. Please check in with your contact at United Way frequently to let us know how you are doing and how we can help you.
|This brochure and pledge form should be given to each employee, regardless of giving history. It includes information about the work of United Way and community wide incentives. The pledge form gives your co-workers the option of donating by payroll deduction (if available at your workplace), check, credit card, or cash.|
|Print and display these posters to remind your co-workers to give.|
|Frequently Asked Questions||Your co-workers will likely have questions about why they should give to United Way, what programs United Way funds (and doesn't fund), and how United Way chooses which programs to fund. If you cannot find the answers here, please contact a United Way staff member.|
|United Way Logo||Use this official logo on your United Way materials.|
Finishing Your Campaign
It is important to set a deadline for the completion of your campaign, and ask your co-workers to return their pledge forms so you have enough time to submit them to your payroll department (for payroll deduction) and tabulate the results for United Way. When your campaign is complete, make sure to thank your co-workers ... then thank them again!
|Report Envelope||Use the face of the envelope to tabulate total pledges, number of donors and the amount raised in your special events, then place all completed pledge forms, checks and cash inside the envelope. Call your United Way contact person to schedule a time to have the envelope picked up.|
Year-Round Activities to Boost Your Campaign
The New Hire and Retiree programs help you gain support from new employees as they come and help retirees continue their support after they leave your workplace. Click the links in the lefthand menu for more information about these programs.
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