Employee Campaign Coordinators


Thank You! | You are essential to the success of our Annual Campaign. Without you, we could not provide the critical funds needed in our fight to improve the health, education, and financial stability of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties' residents. 

We stand united in the belief that each of us has a stake in the success of our community. United, we can ensure our community thrives. Whether this is your first time as an Employee Campaign Coordinator (ECC) or you are a seasoned veteran, we are here to help you have a successful campaign from start to finish. 

On behalf of the people served in our community, we thank you for coordinating your workplace giving campaign. 


Are you a new workplace?

Each year, United Way works with local companies, who we refer to as our Corporate Leaders, to improve lives and strengthen communities. United Way Corporate Leaders qualify by raising $100+ per year, designating at least 50% of funds raised to United Way.

Workplace Campaign Steps to Success 

Step 1: Prepare 

  • Determine how you will hold your campaign - paper forms, Donorbox, or a hybrid method. 

    • Work with our team to create an online giving page specific to your workplace. 

  • Select your campaign dates. (Ex: October 16, 2023 - November 27, 2023)

  • Optional: Set a Campaign Goal, either for a percentage of employees participating or total amount raised. 

Step 2: Build a Communication Plan 

  • Browse the Resource Library (below) and determine which tools you will use. 

  • Arrange for our United Way campaign chair to come visit your staff. 

  • Determine multiple ways you can reach your employees - email, Intranet, Yammer/Slack/Workplace postings, posters, etc. 

  • Consider hosting a Kickoff event or other special events. 

    • Consider a “pop-up” event! Decorate your breakroom with streamers, offer individually packaged snacks, and provide United Way informational brochures and pledge forms. 

  • Will you utilize any incentives or prizes? 

  • Go over your plan with your United Way staff liaison!

Step 3: Execute Your Plan! 

  • Communicate with employees at least four times - on launch day, mid-campaign, a final push and (of course) a closing "Thank You" message. 

  • Provide updates on Campaign progress and celebrate milestones. 

  • Contact United Way with any concerns or for assistance. 


Resource Library 

Don’t see a resource you are looking for? Contact our team! 

Digital Engagement

Reaching your employees virtually can be easy! Explore key content in the Workplace Campaign Toolkit below. Download individual portions of the Toolkit using the Table of Contents menu directly below. 


2023-2024 Workplace Campaign Toolkit

  • CLICKABLE PLEDGE FORM - This form has been updated in to provide new ways individuals can invest in United Way. More freedom to choose where your dollars go through our expanded designation options.

  • EMAIL SEQUENCE - Plug in your company-specific information and stay on top of the communication between you and your employees throughout your United Way Workplace Campaign.

  • 2023 IMPACT REPORT - See highlights of what was made possible by your donations in 2022-2023!


Campaign Video Library 

Impact Video from Center of Hope

Easy-to-Share Resources 

Grab people's attention with these informational documents or videos. The PDF format allows you to print or share via email attachment. 


Printable Posters


Promotional Items

Live United t-shirts and other giveaway items may be available as incentives. Contact your United Way staff liaison, or info@myunitedway.org, in advance to secure any materials needed.