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Launch a Campaign

United Way has an effective, efficient fundraising model based on best practices. The majority of donations come from the workplace where people donate directly from their paycheck. There are nearly 20,000 donors from approximately 350 companies across the Quad Cities who participate in the annual campaign. These donors change the future of our community.

Each company has a United Way champion, the Employee Campaign Coordinator (ECC), who inspires other employees to donate. They coordinate the company’s campaign, organize fundraising events and rallies, and keep donors updated about United Way’s work. An ECC is the foundation of the work United Way accomplishes in our community.

If you are an ECC, thank you for your hard work and dedication. We know that you take on these responsibilities over and above your normal job. Your support helps change thousands of Quad Citians’ lives every day. If you are interested in being an ECC, or helping with your company’s workplace campaign, please contact Amy Barnett or call her at 563.344.0328. You may also contact Amy to find the name of your United Way staff contact.

Here are a few resources to help YOU get started with Your campaign

Employee Campaign Coordinator (ECC) Guide. The guide contains general information about United Way and ideas to help you in your campaign. ECC Guide.

Campaign Toolkit. The toolkit contains most of the resources you need for a workplace campaign.

Buy Live United Promotional Material. Purchase official Live United gear, handouts, and more directly from the United Way Worldwide store.

Request a Speaker. If you would like a guest speaker at a rally, please contact Amy Barnett or call 563.344.0328.

Hold a Raffle. If your company is considering holding any type of raffle to raise money for United Way, please contact Kelly Weinbrandt at 563.344.0324 to set up your raffle license.

Campaign Supplies. If you need additional campaign supplies, like posters or brochures, please contact Amy Barnett or call her at 563.344.0328.

Contact Amy Barnett or call 563.344.0328 to get involved in your workplace or to encourage your company to run a United Way campaign.