Start a Campaign

How to Start a Campaign

United Way St. Croix Valley will provide the tools that you need for planning and implementing a campaign. You can run a successful campaign at your work site even if you have never done it in the past. A United Way staff member will help guide you through every step of the campaign process. You can get started by contacting our office for current campaign materials, which provide a great deal of information about how to run a campaign. You will be most successful by offering employees the option of having a modest amount deducted from their check each pay period. Most businesses then send payments to us on a monthly or quarterly basis.

We also can supply a Campaign Report form, an Excel spreadsheet that can help you track employee donations. The spreadsheet will automatically calculate the percentage of employee participation and show you how close you are to achieving your company goal.

In addition, United Way can provide an array of promotional items such as:

  • Posters
  • Brochures
  • Football schedules
  • Thank you pins
  • Goal thermometers
  • Pledge forms
  • Reporting envelopes

We have speakers available who can give your employees first-hand accounts of the people who are helped by United Way agencies and about the importance of United Way in their community. A short promotional video is also available, as well as a variety of downloadable supplies in our Campaign Toolkit. For materials or more information contact us at 715-377-0203 or by email.

Remember to Designate

When you work outside of St. Croix, Pierce or Polk Counties or outside of our Northern Wisconsin communities, you must remember to designate your contribution to United Way St. Croix Valley or it will go to the United Way for your work location. In many cases, you must ask the coordinator of the United Way campaign for a special designation form or manually write in our name. Our United Way number is 53295. Call us at 715-377-0203 if you have any questions because your home town needs your support.