United Way is happy to offer various forms of corporate engagement opportunities through sponsored events, gifts to raffles, and more! United Way will promote your sponsorship through recognition on marketing materials, social media, and recognition in United Way documents.
In-kind donations are a unique approach to charitable giving which consist of donating goods and providing services, rather than cash. Gifts are used to support events such as Campaign Kick-Off and Campaign Celebration and as volunteer thank you gifts. For example, Xerox Canada Ltd., has generously sponsored the printing of our campaign materials.
United Way hosts events throughout the year for which we offer various tiers of sponsorship for events like Kick Off and Celebration.
Many corporate partners will choose to host their own event and donate proceeds toward their campaign goal. United Way will help promote your event through our website, social media and other communications.
United Way offer companies the unique opportunity to loan an employee to work for United Way during campaign season.
During a 12-week full-time secondment, usually from September to December, Sponsored Employees – with training and ongoing support – become experts in designing, delivering and analyzing United Way fundraising efforts.
This program presents a unique development opportunity for employees at any stage of their careers. Some organizations incorporate the program into their orientation for management trainees; others use it as professional development for employees who are up-and-coming; while some have used the program as a valuable transition for employees who are retiring or leaving the workplace.
Sponsored Employees return to the job refreshed, re-energized, and enriched. As a result, they often become well positioned for advancement. United Way’s Sponsored Employee Program provides employees responsible for workplace campaigns (Employee Campaign Coordinators) with the customized advice and resources they need to be successful.
For more information on the Sponsored Employee, please contact Alexya Heelis