The #1 reason people don’t give is that no one ever asked them. Use our tips to help you spread the word and take the first steps to make the ask.
Our research shows a peer-to-peer ask is the most effective way of asking for a pledge. The best part? This can be done in-person or virtually. Figure out what your company’s policies are and reach out to colleagues to make the ask.
Share information about United Way Giving Societies and Affinity Groups
United Way’s Affinity Group and Giving Society members are like-minded champions helping to raise funds, giving back to their community through volunteering and supporting volunteers, and advocating for change. Learn more and choose a giving community that’s right for you.
SHOW HOW A GIFT CAN MAKE AN IMPACT:
► $150 provides transportation to medical appointments for 15 low-income families
► $500 provides nutritious meals delivered to 30 homebound seniors
► $750 provides a night of shelter for 37 people without homes
► $1,000 provides a month’s stay for a mother and her children in a domestic violence shelter
Reach out to retired employees and let them know how meaningful their support still is!
GET CEO BUY-IN
Position the United Way campaign as a cohesive company and community goal. We are all in this together and standing United to help each other strengthen our community. Help your leadership team educate employees about the value they see in this year’s campaign and the goals they hope to achieve.