WORKPLACE CAMPAIGNS:

STRENGTHENING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

A workplace campaign is a great way to bring employees together around a common cause. Join the hundreds of organizations from across the region in our united efforts to tackle our community’s most pressing challenges.

  • Strengthen your organization’s profile as an active community leader
  • Enhance workplace morale, pride, team building and employee loyalty
  • Provide an opportunity for your employees to get involved and give back to their community
  • Develop a company culture centered around helping others and changing lives

to LIVE UNITED is a way of life

At Metro United Way we LIVE UNITED every day to address our communities’ biggest needs, but we can’t do it alone. Because change doesn’t happen alone. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.

How to run a successful campaign in 6 easy steps

  • 1. Plan

  • 2. Engage

  • 3. Inspire

  • 4. Ask

  • 5. Wrap Up The Campaign

  • 6. Thank You

PLAN

  • Campaign Timeline & Best Practices

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Which Pledge Method is best for you?

 

OVERVIEW

WHO
SHOULD USE

LEAD TIME
NEEDED

MATERIALS
REQUIRED

PERSONALIZED
MESSAGING

EMAILS

ePledge MUW sends all employees an email with a unique link to personalized login with tailored messaging Able to provide names and email addresses for all employees 14 business days before start of campaign
  • Employee List, with Email
  • ePledge Layout Form
  • ePledge Survey
  • Campaign Dates
Yes Yes, sent by MUW
ePledge Lite MUW provides the Employee Campaign Lead with a link to share with staff; link contains company-specific messaging, but nothing personalized to the employee Unable to provide email address for employees, but employees able to access site 5 business days before start of campaign
  • Company
  • Campaign Dates
Only company-specific messaging — nothing personalized Emails sent out by Employee Campaign Lead
Paper Pledge Printed pledge cards with personalized asks distributed to staff Employees do not have email addresses and unable to access online giving 14 business days before start of campaign
  • Company
  • Campaign Dates
  • Employee List
Yes No

ENGAGE

Metro United Way connects businesses and their employees with volunteer opportunities that are individually meaningful and collectively impactful. Our service initiatives meet immediate need, strengthening our community while providing significant benefits to your employees and company. We are proud to be your partner in corporate social responsibility.

The wide-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic left many nonprofit organizations under-resourced at a time when their critical services are needed the most. We are working with them to understand their challenges and create service-based solutions that meet their pressing needs and adhere to strict health and safety guidelines. The pandemic also changed the look and feel of volunteer projects. In response, we reformatted our project logistics and created new options so that we, in partnership with you, can meet the critical needs of our community.

  • Collection Drives

    Your team collects supplies requested by our nonprofit partners. This project allows for a great deal of flexibility and customization for your team.

  • Drop-Off Onsite Projects

    We bring a volunteer project to you! You provide the volunteers and cover the project cost. MUW orders, prepares and delivers supplies to your chosen location. We are available virtually to explain your project's impact and provide instructions. Following your project, we will pick up the completed kits and deliver them to the receiving nonprofit agency.

  • Parking Lot Pick-Up Projects (PLP)

    This project option is a great way to engage employees who are working remotely, going beyond virtual projects and allowing them to involve their family and friends in the volunteer experience. Employees pick up kit supplies and instructions from our parking lot or yours they complete the kits at home and then return them for delivery to a nonprofit agency.

  • Offsite Projects

    Visit our new and improved Volunteer Connection site (volunteer.metrounitedway.org) to search and sign-up for individual and group volunteer opportunities hosted by nonprofit agencies from across our seven-county service region.

    Visit Volunteer Connection site

I’m ready to learn more

To learn more about collection drives, offsite and onsite projects or signature events like Day of Action and The Greatest Give Back, visit metrounitedway.org/volunteer.

If you are ready to get started just fill out our online project request form: metrounitedway.org/corporate-volunteer-interest-form

 

 

Click here to learn more about projects, pricing and logistics:

Inspire

Reach out and Plan a group meeting

Plan a leadership or employee group meeting with your Metro United Way manager or reach out for support!

ASK

Kick off your employee campaign

  • Sample Email Content

    Email templates for ECL's or Leadership to send out to employees during the campaign

    Download Sample Emails

WRAP UP THE CAMPAIGN

Step-by-step how-to close out a campaign

  • Campaign Wrap-Up Process

    Download this guide to help walk you through wrapping up your Metro United Way campaign

    Download

THANK YOU

Celebrate yourself and your team for a job well done! UNITED we make our community stronger.

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