bring your colleagues together for a cause.
Whether you are a small or large organization,
the impact you can make through collective giving is substantial.
Realize corporate citizenship goals with easy, turn key tools
Learn about Yankton's most pressing needs
Access a ready-made database of volunteer opportunities
Raise funds that stay right here in our community to help promote health, stability, and education
WHAT IS A WORKPLACE
Workplace campaigns are short periods of time where you and your employees raise money to support United Way!
Employees pledge to donate a small portion of their paychecks over the course of the year.
Small amounts, bundled together, add up to a large impact and an easy way to give back to the community.
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS,
JUST LIKE EVERY PERSON IN OUR COMMUNITY!
2019 Community Campaign raised over $730,000. A 12% increase from 2018.
Invest in 57 local programs impacting the education, financial stability and health of over 13,000 of our neighbors.
Every year about 2,700 committed volunteers work with children, seniors and families to improve our community.
RUNNING A CAMPAIGN
1. Choose a campaign director to lead and recruit a team.
Teams allow campaign directors to divide responsibilities into defined roles including: marketing and events, communication, finance, human resources, department liaisons, etc. Seek the wisdom of experienced campaign volunteers and mix in new staff for a fresh perspective.
2. Set a goal.
Goals should be both challenging and realistic. Before you set a goal for your United Way Campaign, research the past trends of your workplace—including donation levels, number of staff and overall employee participation. United Way staff can provide all these details for you! Keep things fun by setting both monetary and participation objectives. Create goals that are motivating and attainable, and you’re sure to hit them.
3. Determine your start and end date.
4. Plan campaign activities.
This is the fun part! Plan a campaign kickoff, special events, volunteer activities, and most importantly, a wrap party.
5. Inform and ask.
The #1 reason cited why individuals do not give is simply because they were never asked. You can do a group ask, where you learn about United Way together, or individual asks, which often results in greater participation.
6. Thank everyone.
One of the most important aspects of a campaign is saying "thank you" and communicating your success with your team!