Wrap Up and Say Thank You

Thank you.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we couldn’t do the work we do without you. Thank you.  Here are some thoughts about wrapping up your campaign and thanking your employees for their participation.

THE FINALE

Add it up. To ensure an accurate campaign total, make sure that all money received through your workplace campaign is collected and accounted for. Work with your Campaign Representative if you have any questions about where cash, checks or pledge cards should be sent.

Look ahead

Ask for employee feedback. This can happen in a closing session or in a survey or however feels most comfortable. Get an understanding of what worked well and what could be improved (or removed) for next time. Make sure to do this while the campaign is fresh in everyone’s mind. These insights will be invaluable when it’s time to start planning your next campaign!

Say Thank You

Acknowledge the impact each and every gift makes for our community and make your employees feel thanked for their meaningful contribution. 44% of donors say they wouldn’t mind receiving a personalized thank-you email. It’s that simple to show your appreciation!

  • Share facts and figures – did you reach your campaign goal?  Shout it from the rooftops.  How many people participated?  What was the largest donation?  How many people worked on the campaign? What will your contribution allow you to do in the community?  Share numbers to provide context.
  • Provide photos – capture photos and video throughout the campaign to share in an end of campaign wrap up and preserve the memories.  These will be especially good to have when publicizing your next campaign.

Share your stories!

We want to hear how it went! Share your successes and your challenges, pictures, funny stories, let us know what you learned, what worked, what you’d do differently next time. We’ll consolidate the feedback and make it available to all ECMs via our blog and newsletter. Send your pictures, stories, words of warning and best practices to Mirayah Cheek at mcheek@supportunitedway.org – we’ll take it all and put it to good use.