First Time Campaigns

Welcome to the United Way team! United Way would like to congratulate you on being selected Employee Campaign Coordinator (ECC). You are joining a select group of volunteers from across south Wood and Adams Counties, who are helping our friends and neighbors who need it most.

The following are some tips we think will help you get started.  If you ever need help or have questions, don't hesitate to call us or your Loaned Executive volunteer!


Campaign Best Practices

If you are starting from scratch, view our "Start a Campaign" page to get the ball rolling!

View our "Little Book of Big Campaign Ideas" to see the 8 Easy Steps to a Successful Campaign

View our "Campaign in a Bag" for a check off list, meeting agenda and meeting script

Send advance e-mails reminding staff members that campaign time is coming.

Place a surprise (something small) at each employee’s workstation.

Use payroll stuffers reminding employees of the campaign.

Provide free beverages for employees  during campaign.

Have all employees fill out and return pledge cards, regardless of if they give.

Invite United Way to speak at your workplace.

Place an order for our FREE promotional items, such as bookmarks, postcards, etc.

Sign up for a FREE autographed Packer football

Sign up for our Campaign Central E-newsletter that comes out weekly (during campaign only!)

Promote our $1,000 Sweepstakes!

Workplace Champion Guide


Campaign Ideas & Events

A Day Off

Jeans Day/Casual Days

Reserved Parking Spots

Winter CEO Valet Parking for a Week

Tickets to a Sporting Event, Concert or Movie

Weekend at a Cottage, Hotel or Resort

$100 Shopping Spree

Fishing/Boating Outing

Company Theme Party

Golf Outing

Throw a Pie/Dunk Your Boss - “$__” Per Shot

Breakfast Bash/Pizza Party

White Elephant Sale

Treasure Hunt

Inter-Department Competitions for % of Givers, %  of New Givers, etc.

Typing Contest - Great for Clerical Staffs

Lip Sync Contest with Management

Baby Picture Contest

50/50 Raffle