Why run a campaign?We find that most people in Southeast Missouri want to help those in need, but frequently don’t know how. United Way makes it easy for employees to give back, knowing their gift is going exactly where it is needed. Whether you're a small business, major corporation or even a nonprofit, you can join the supportive local businesses and organizations that run workplace campaigns each year.

We Make It Easy

Through a workplace campaign your employees will experience the satisfaction of seeing their donations turn into programs and services that create impact on people’s lives. When they see the needle moving on important social issues in our community, they will know your company or organization helped to make a difference and they will feel proud of their collective accomplishments. There are many advantages to running a United Way workplace campaign:

  • United Way of Southeast Missouri offers a simple, convenient and efficient way for your employees to support the community and causes they believe in.
  • Your employees may give in regular increments, via payroll deduction through an easy to use system or through paper pledging.
  • A workplace campaign will help your company to achieve its Corporate Social Responsibility goals.
  • Your employees will be able to tap into a wealth of volunteer opportunities via United Way of Southeast Missouri.

What can we expect if we participate?

United Way of Southeast Missouri will partner with you to develop a customized fundraising campaign that aligns with your corporate values, as well as the particular interests of your employees. We will provide training and support to assist you in building your fundraising team and running an effective campaign. We will provide you with the tools and resources needed to be successful. Your organization will be listed on our website, annual report, recognition publications and local publications. Other local media opportunities may arise throughout the year.

How can a small business participate?

United Way of Southeast Missouri recognizes that it isn’t practical for a small business to run a workplace campaign, so we’ve developed a program just for you. The LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle is an opportunity for small businesses to invest in the United Way that is good for your business and the community because a strong community is everyone’s business. For as a little as a dollar a day or $365 a year, your business can become a member of this program and you will receive increased visibility, connections with other small business owners, and a meaningful investment in your local community.

Where do We start?

We are here to help! Contact our Community Relations Manager, Kristin Funderburk via email or call our office: 573-334-9634. We are eager to discuss the best suited opportunity for your business or organization to give back, whether through a workplace campaign, our 365 Small Business Circle or an event.

Begin by checking out our Campaign Toolkit which is loaded with information and resources to help you run a successful workplace campaign. United Way is a tested leader in workplace giving and we thoroughly vet our nonprofit members annually to ensure we provide donors with access to the most effective nonprofit organizations in the area. Contact us today to begin helping your community!

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