United Way of the Plains

Tools For the Workplace

Looking for materials to help you run a campaign, promote United Way or stay involved throughout the year? You're in the right place.

Campaign Toolkit

Download easy-to-use materials to help you run a United Way fundraising campaign at your workplace. All files are PDFs unless otherwise noted.

Mark Your Calendar: Important 2017 Dates & Events

Campaign Kick Off Breakfast
Thursday September 7, 2017
Food lines open at 7 a.m. and program at 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration coming soon.

Campaign Celebration Lunch
Thursday November 16, 2017
Food lines open at 11 a.m. and program at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Registration coming soon.

 

Campaign Leader Guides
Campaign Materials

Print Materials

Campaign Brochure - English / Spanish / Vietnamese

Campaign Poster

General Pledge Card - English / Spanish / Vietnamese

Thermometer Poster

Contact your United Way of the Plains representative at 267-1321 for printed copies of these materials.

Miscellaneous

Payroll Stuffers (these can also be used as table tents)

Thank You Ad

What a Donation Provides

How 1% Helps

United Way Around the Clock

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

PowerPoint Template (.potx)

Jeans Day Sticker Template (.doc)

Campaign Kickoff Playlist

Auto Debit Form

Videos

2016 Videos

Campaign Video - viewdownload MP4 file (237.29 MB)

Breakfast of Champions Welcome Video - viewdownload (13.47 MB)

Campaign Leader Training

5 Things That Are Harder Than Running a United Way Campaign - viewdownload (22.59 MB)

Corporate Engagement - view / download (24.27 MB)

Tocqueville Video - viewdownload (129.78 MB)

2015 Videos

Campaign Video - view / download MP4 file (167.71 MB)

Campaign Leader Training

ABCs of Running Your Campaign - view

Take Your Campaign to the Next Level - view

Be a Leader - view

Women United®

Read to Succeed - view / download MP4 file (55.96 MB)

Importance of Learning to Read on Time

Interview with Jeff Turner, Retired President & CEO of Spirit AeroSystems - view / download MP4 file (317.47 MB)

Campaign Kickoff

Pacesetters - viewdownload MP4 file (6.19 MB)

Reading Kit - view / download MP4 file (1.76 MB) - find kit supplies and instructions under "Group Volunteer Projects"

Campaign Celebration

Thank you - view / download MP4 file (6.74 MB)

Million Dollar Circle Award Recipients

Textron Aviation - view / download MP4 file (1.52 MB)

Spirit AeroSystems - view / download MP4 file (2 MB)

Chairman's Circle Award Recipients - view 

2-1-1 Stream of Services -  2-1-1 TV Ad - Stream of Services (3.04 MB)

Play this 30-second TV ad on your internal TV network to promote United Way's 2-1-1 (the 24-hour helpline that helps people find local human services).

Calculate Your Impact

Any gift - large or small - makes a difference. Use the impact calculator to see how your weekly gift adds up.

Group Volunteer Projects
More About United Way of the Plains
United Way Programs & Initiatives
ePledge Materials
Leadership Materials

Leadership Giving Levels

Young Leaders Association

Young Leaders Brochure

Women United®

Women United® Brochure

Contact your United Way of the Plains representative at 267-1321 for printed copies of these materials.

For helpful information about how to conduct a leadership campaign, check the Campaign Leader Guides section above.

Logos

United Way of the Plains - These files are for promoting your United Way campaign. Check the Corporate Partner logo files for options of files to use when promoting your support of United Way to the community.

Print, Full Color - Logos for full-color printed materials (printed in process color - CMYK).

Print, One Color - Logos for one-color printed materials.

Special Usage - Logos for use ONLY when other versions do not work (such as imprinting on plastic, glass, metal, fabric or other materials used for merchandise or signage; faxing and photocopying; or laserprinting on color other than white).

Onscreen, Full Color - Logos for use in websites, PowerPoint, videos, TV ads and such.

United Way Corporate Partner Logo Usage Guidelines

Sample Emails
Campaign Photos & Artwork
Success Stories

A Safe Harbor
She left her abusive husband. Your gift gave her a safe place to start over.

A Welcome Companion
Legally blind and home bound, your gift gives her visitors, independence.

All Was Not Lost
Loss of job meant loss of insurance. Your gift helped him keep his health.

Back to School
She made a better life for herself. Your gifts helped her reach her goals.

Course Correction
She was truant and on the wrong path. Your gift gave her guidance.

Going Places
Retired but active, your gifts keep this 84-year-old going and going.

Happy Camper
Defying the odds, he survived and thrived. Your gifts keep him going.

Spending it Wisely
She was on disability and in debt. Your gift gave her budgeting skills.

The Gift of Health
An accident put him in a wheelchair. Your gifts helped him heal, move on.

 

Want more? Check our complete listing of Success Stories.

Report Forms & Award Applications
Order Custom United Way Products

Looking to order custom products for your campaign? Check the United Way Store: www.unitedwaystore.com.

They offer a variety of promotional items and apparel.

Meet Your United Way Rep

Tona TurnerTona Turner
Vice President of Resource Development
tturner@unitedwayplains.org

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly HarperKelly Harper
Director of Major and Planned Gifts
kharper@unitedwayplains.org

 

 

 

 

 

Ann CollinsAnn Collins
Senior Relationship Manager
acollins@unitedwayplains.org

 

 

 

 

 

Susan DellingSusan Delling
Relationship Manager
sdelling@unitedwayplains.org

 

 

 

 

 

Penny OlsenPenny Olsen
Relationship Manager and Women United® Manager
polsen@unitedwayplains.org

 

 

 

 

Year-Round Toolkit

United Way is more than just fundraising. Here are ways you can stay involved throughout the year.

Present Campaign Awards at Regular Staff Meetings

Your United Way representative is available to present your campaign award throughout the year. This is a great way to create year-round awareness of United Way. Call your United Way representative at 267-1321 to schedule.

Help Distribute Funds

Supporting local programs that get results is at the core of our mission. That's where you come in. We need your input and rely on your expertise to distribute funds through the grant review process.

Read more...

Recognize Loyal Contributors and Diamond Donors

Do you know of coworkers who have been giving to United Way (any United Way) for 10 years or more? Let them know aobut our Loyal Contributor and Diamond Donor recognition program.

Read more...

Stay Informed

Stay in the loop and get the scoop on what United Way is doing when you sign up to get our monthly eNewsletter.

Encourage Volunteering

Custom group volunteer projects - Want to lend a helping hand? Contact our volunteer center to set up a custom group project for your company.

Individual volunteer opportunities - Let coworkers know they can find volunteer opportunities to match their interest by dialing 2-1-1 (United Way's information line) or search online.

Promote a New Hires Program

Tell new employees how your company cares about the community through United Way by giving them a special new hires folder that contains a United Way brochure and pledge card.
Ask your United Way representative for copies of the new hires folder.

Help Exiting Employees Stay Involved

Whether an employee is retiring or moving on in their career, give them the opportunity to learn how to continue their support of the community through the exit flier. Ask your United Way representative for more information or download a sample.

Promote 2-1-1

Our 2-1-1 service connects people looking for help with thousands of nonprofit and government services. Use our toolkit to get the word out to your staff.

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Link to United Way's General Website

Add a link to the United Way website on your intranet or website.

  1. United Way of the Plains logoRight click on this logo (at right), select "Save image as..." and save to your computer
  2. Link to: www.unitedwayplains.org
  3. Place on your website