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Campaign Coordinator Guide

The United Way annual fundraising campaign is truly a
community-wide effort


As your organization’s Employee Campaign Coordinator, you are a vital partner in the network of caring and collaboration in our community.  

Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Hot Breakfast Sale: Sell hot breakfast once a week until the completion of the campaign. The organizers bring in "raw materials" and then cook the orders in the break room. Employees not only have a hearty breakfast but helped in the campaign itself! There are other options in the menu you can sell in your own "Hot Breakfast Sale", like pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, breakfast burrito, etc.

Candy Gram Sale: For $5.00 a bag you get an assortment of candies and chocolate bars. They are placed in decorative plastic bags, the kind you see used for kids' birthday party tokens. To add fun, the bags are intended to be inscribed with either "Thank You" or "Have a Nice Day" to be delivered in person to the intended recipient by the fund-raising organizers. This is a great way to show your appreciation to a co-worker who had helped you in your previous projects, or if you are a manager or supervisor, to give to your staff for their hard work.

Team Spirit Day: For a donation, employees wear a jersey, t-shirt or cap of their favorite sports team.

Relaxation Day: Bring in a massage therapist to perform neck and back massages for a donation.

Bring Your "Inner" Child to Work: Everyone who would want to participate to brings a copy of their childhood photo. Post these pictures on a bulletin board for everyone to see. The object of this fund-raising is to see how good anyone can guess or name who is on each photo. The names to be matched to the photos are compiled into a "guess" sheet with the corresponding letter label of their photos. The price for each "guess" sheet is $2.00 each, $5.00 for 3 "guess" sheets. The person who submitted a sheet with the most matches will win the game.

Book/CD Sale: Sell old or slightly used books/CDs donated by employees and sell them for $1.00 to $5.00 each depending on the title and condition of books.

Cornhole Tournament: Charge an entry fee and set up brackets like the NCAA Tournament.

Diet for United Way: Hold a contest to see who can lose the most weight over a month-long period. Each person pays a set amount for every pound lost or gained. BONUS: healthier employees!

Guess the Number: Fill a jar with whatever. For a donation, co-workers can guess the correct number to win the filled jar.

Intraoffice Mini-Golf: Set up a mini-golf course at the workplace, using slinkies, ramps, “water hazards”  and more. Enter teams and have a mini-golf outing just like one on a real course!

Pumpkin Carving Contest: Plan a Halloween theme and hold a pumpkin carving contest. Have different categories so that you can have multiple winners.

Formal Dress Day: Tired of Dress Down Days? Dress to the nines instead with prizes for the fanciest dresses and snazziest tuxedos!

                                             Thank you for everything you do.