It takes a lot of people each year to maintain and grow United Way’s essential network of programs and services.
How do we do it? With a huge group of special “employees” loaned to us from or sponsored by dozens of companies and organizations.
These temporary fundraising staff are called “Sponsored Executives,” and in their time here they do a lot of legwork building relationships in the community and helping with the many workplace campaigns across the city.
They also learn public speaking, teamwork, management and confidence.
“During my time as a Sponsored Executive, I have had the opportunity to gain experience in project management and public speaking. I have also learned to strengthen my time management skills.”
Trust Compliance Officer, Canada Revenue Agency
“As a Sponsored Executive I have had the great privilege to work and meet so many people that truly care about our city and helping out others. Professionally, I have been able to enhance such skills as relationship building, public speaking, and event coordinating. The one thing that will stick out to me is that there is power in numbers, and that when we all work together we can make a bigger difference.”
Credit Specialist, RBC
“Having the opportunity to work with United Way for the past three months has been an amazing experience! I have had the opportunity to work with so many great people and learn more about all of the terrific United Way agencies that are so dedicated to helping our city be a better place to live in!”
—Jan Murowski, Administrative Assistant, Mental Health Program
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
We typically celebrate the Sponsored Executive’s contribution during Report Session 4, the last official campaign status report before Celebration. But a few hours and a nice lunch can never suffice to express our gratitude for their hard work and their employer’s generous donation of their time.
We couldn’t do it without all of you!