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Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
Campaign 101
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Campaign 101

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  • 1. Campaign Basics 101
  • 2. WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS • Your Name • Your Company • Your Role • What are you hoping to learn today?
  • 3. AGENDA • Introduction • United Way • Role of the ECC, LC and Committee • How to run a UW Campaign • Lessons learned, tips & strategies • Q&A • Thank-You
  • 4. United Way York Region Helping people move from poverty to possibility • 5,386 people received job training, access to housing and secure food Helping kids be all they can be • 10,386 youth benefitted from after school programs, homework help, leadership development, counselling, employment training and job placements. Building healthy people and strong communities • 46,943 people received services that improve people’s lives, like family counselling, grief & bereavement programs and support for seniors
  • 5. Workplace campaigns are the key driver of success Where the Money Comes from, 2011 Workplace 80%Community Special Events 6% Direct Mail, Foundati ons 5% Other 9%
  • 6. Employee Donations are critical to workplace campaign success. Corporate donations may not be sustainable and special events are very resource intensive. Workplace Campaign Revenue Breakdown, 2011 Corporate 30% Employee Donations over $1,000 19% Employee Donations below $1,000 33% Special Events 17%
  • 7. Workplace Community Leadership & Major Individual Giving 5% of donors provide 38% of employee pledge form donations Leadership & MIG donors (564) Non Leadership Donors (11143) Number of Donors Leadership & MIG donors $832,747 (38%) Non Leadership Donors $1,341,844 (62%) Donations
  • 8. Role of the Employee Campaign Chair (ECC) The Primary Objectives of an Employee Campaign Chair is to: • Educate & inform volunteers and donors about United Way • Establish a plan and set goals • Recruit effective, committed volunteers • Schedule and chair meetings • Monitor your progress and help move your team along toward its goals • Communicate progress and results to all employees • Recognize and thank volunteers, canvassers, and donors for their support • Evaluate your campaign's performance and plan for next year
  • 9. Role of the Leadership Chair (LC) Champion & drive the Leadership (donations of $1,000+) & Pre-Leadership (donations of $500-$999) Giving Campaign • Identify potential donors • Organize, attend and introduce guest speaker at your Leadership presentation • Recruit Leadership canvassers • Work alongside ECC • Champion United Way amongst colleagues
  • 10. Role of the Campaign Committee Support the ECC, educate and canvass donors communicating the message of United Way, possibly Chair a committee, attend meetings. The ideal committee consists of people who are: • United Way Donors • Organized • Enthusiastic • Self Starters • A cross section of all departments And at the same time be: • A Team Player • Flexible • Community Minded
  • 11. How to Run a United Way Campaign • Establish a campaign committee • Speak to management about Community Leadership opportunities • Analyze the previous campaign, identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats by holding a Success Session • Set campaign and community leadership dates (ideally September) • Set financial and non-financial goals (ie. Employee participation rate) • Work with your UW Campaign Manager to get personalized pledge forms, supplies and to book Community Leadership and Agency Speakers • Train a team of Canvassers/Ambassadors who will educate staff about UW and follow up on the pledge form • Hold a Community Leadership campaign prior to campaign kick-off
  • 12. How to run a campaign cont’d • Employee Campaign kick-off including an agency speaker and UW representative within 1 week of leadership presentation • Announce campaign goal, $ raised to date and timelines • Continue to educate employees about UW and the importance of supporting its 41 member agencies using staff meetings, lunch & learns, bulletin boards, intranet and emails • Pledge form distribution and canvass (complete 1st week of campaign). Aim for 100% return of pledge forms
  • 13. How to run a campaign cont’d • Analyze results to date, communicate to team and adjust plan as required to reach goal – End of 1st week • Re-canvass employees and follow up where necessary – 2nd week • Special events (2-3 events for team building and an energy boost) – after pledge form campaign
  • 14. Post Campaign • Announce achievement • Recognize and thank volunteers and donors • Submit campaign envelopes including pledge forms and special event proceeds to be considered as a spirit award nominee. All pledge forms, $, must be submitted to UW prior to Nov 30th, within one week of your campaign wrap-up. • Meet with committee and UW to analyze campaign (pro’s/con’s), put plan in place for 2013 campaign
  • 15. Learning from a Veteran • Employee Campaign Chair • Successful strategies/lessons learned • Inform & educate employees (ie. kick-off) • Focus on pledge form & follow up  Tips for increasing employee participation • Q&A
  • 16. YOUR WORKPLACE CAMPAIGNS - Discuss tips & strategies
  • 17. Campaign Basics Summary • Educate & build awareness about United Way to your co-workers • Organize a leadership presentation • Organize a Kick-Off event • Hand out pledge forms to all employees • Plan a few special events • Collect pledge forms & submit $ to UW • Thank your team and communicate results before Nov. 30th for Spirit Award consideration • Your United Way staff partner will help you!
  • 18. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? • View UW’s Campaign Tool kit for Employee Campaign Chair Resources http://www.york.unitedway.ca/giving/annual- campaign/campaign-toolkit/ • Talk with your UW Representative
  • 19. THANK YOU

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