Workplace Campaigns

Team-building fun, inspiration-sparking experiences, pulling together for a better world: workplace campaigns are a powerful way to unite employees around a common cause. Join the hundreds of organizations from across Winnipeg changing lives right here in our community.

Every year, hundreds of workplaces in Winnipeg run their own United Way Winnipeg employee giving campaigns. These campaigns inspire donors to support our community’s most vulnerable people by raising millions of dollars.

Workplace campaigns bring employee teams closer together, with fun & meaningful events, creative team-building, leadership development and a chance to learn more about the city we live in.

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Why run a workplace campaign?

Workplace campaigns engage employees in the community while building a sense of belonging within your organization.

  • Strengthen your organization’s profile as an active community leader
  • Enhance workplace morale, pride, team building and employee loyalty
  • Provide an opportunity for your employees to get involved and give back to their community
  • Develop a company culture of helping others and changing lives

How to get started

It’s as easy as getting in touch with one of our campaign specialists. These experts help hundreds of companies run workplace campaigns every year & can support you and your organization as you look to launch a campaign.

How to run a successful campaign in 5 easy steps

1. Energize

2. Inspire

3. Engage

4. Ask

5. Thank

Campaign Toolkit

Thank you for volunteering with your organization’s United Way Winnipeg campaign. Your enthusiasm and hard work make a tremendous difference in the lives of people right here in your community.

This toolkit provides information to help Employee Campaign Chairs (ECCs) through every step of your campaign. Included are tips, best practices, forms, templates, materials, videos and everything in between. These are all the necessary resources for coordinating a fun, educational and successful Workplace Campaign.

Good planning is the key to a successful, fun campaign. We have guides to help you get your campaign ready and set up for success! Our staff is also happy to offer additional ideas and assistance.

Employee Campaign Chair Guide
Tips and tools for running an effective workplace campaign.

ECC Guide

Ambassador Guide
Strategies and best practices for asking your co-workers for their support.

Ambassador Guide

Putting the Fun in Fundraising
Ideas and inspiration, dos and don’ts for including special events as part of your workplace campaign.

Putting the Fun in Fundraising

Leadership Program Guide
How to run a Leadership Campaign within your workplace campaign.

Leadership Program Guide

Partnering for a Purpose 
United Way Winnipeg can work with you to create custom, year-round employee engagement strategies that generate excitement, boost morale and promote belonging and teamwork.

Partnering for a Purpose

Community Investment Guide
A guide to United Way Winnipeg donor-sponsored agencies and programs.

Community Investment Guide

Case for Support

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit our community, Winnipeggers were thrown into a crisis that didn’t just take us by surprise, but by storm.

Because we love Winnipeg, we will rally. We will rally our energy, time and talents. And where we can, our dollars. We are, and always will be, stronger together. United.

Case for Support

Macro Micro Impact

Individually, every gift makes a significant difference in the lives of our fellow Winnipeggers.

Macro Micro Impact

We offer many online and payroll donation options. Below you can download a printable donation form, and learn about our workplace online giving tool.

Workplace Pledge Form
For donations of any amount.

Online Giving

Our secure online giving tool Epledge offers an alternative to paper pledge forms. Each employee receives a personalized email link to our online system with a variety of methods to donate. If you’re interested in this system for your workplace, please ask your United Way Winnipeg staff partner.

Printable posters & brochures

Our Community’s Plan for a Better Winnipeg
Learn more about our community’s goals to increase help in the areas of youth mental health, mentorship, job skills & money management training, and help close to home at neighbourhood family centres.

Macro/Micro 1 Sheet
Fast facts and dollar a day examples for different donation levels.

Campaign Posters
A series of posters showing how donations are changing lives, right here in Winnipeg.

Leadership Challenge Poster
Details on the 2019 Wawanesa Leadership Challenge gift matching incentive.

Campaign Progress Thermometer Poster
Print out and track your campaign progress. Ideal for lunchrooms, reception areas, waiting rooms, etc.

Partnering for a Purpose
United Way Winnipeg can work with you to create custom, year-round employee engagement strategies that generate excitement, boost morale and promote belonging and teamwork.

Logos

United Way Winnipeg agency partners and corporate supporters are welcome to use United Way Ottawa’s brandmark in their communication and marketing materials. Our usage guidelines are to be applied consistently to ensure a uniform visual presentation of the United Way brand.

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United Way offers a number of fun, inspirational, hands-on ways to make a difference in our community. 

Speakers Bureau
Host a speaker at your workplace or event who’ll talk about how your support of United Way has changed lives. Ask your Sponsored Executive or Partnership Development Manager how!

Agency Partner Visits
United Way supports 100 agency partners in our community. Seeing their work first-hand is a moving, motivating, tank-filling experience. Ask your Sponsored Executive or Partnership Development Manager about scheduling a visit.

GenNext
GenNext makes it easy for young employees to make a difference through volunteering, fundraising & networking opportunities.

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Living on the Edge: Poverty Simulation
A half-day commitment for groups of 40-80, this is a unique, in-person experience offering a glimpse into what it might be like to live in a low-income family trying to survive. A powerful team-builder that grows your perspective, tolerance, compassion & empathy.

Experience It

Make the Month
A digital poverty simulation that presents Winnipeggers with some of the same decisions people living in poverty face. This interactive experience shows the realities of surviving day-to-day, paycheque-to-paycheque and the impact it has on your overall well-being.

Try to Make the Month

Day of Caring
Hands-on volunteer projects with local community organizations bring your workplace together for a common cause. It’s a rewarding way to spend a day. Build awareness, teamwork and morale—with a day that always stays in your heart!

Plan a Day of Caring

Collection Drives
We’ll match your workplace with a United Way agency partner that needs items to better serve their clients, and your co-workers rally to bring in what they’d like to give. We can even arrange for you to deliver what you’ve collected to the agency, and see first-hand what a difference you’re making.

Start Collecting!

What’s Next
A program for retired and soon-to-be-retired people, offering flexible and fun volunteer opportunities, and connection to passionate and like-spirited people.

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Thank You Story Cards

Spirit Awards

Thank supporters by sharing a message from someone who has been helped. Intended as a keyboard card you can tuck into their computer keyboard.

Nominate individuals & groups whose outstanding commitment to community embodies the spirit of United Way. Spirit Awards are presented at our Celebration party each January. Talk to your Sponsored Executive or United Way Partnership Development Manager to make a nomination.

Spirit Awards Criteria

We’re here to help

Taking on the role of campaign coordinator should be fun, and give you a chance to connect with colleagues in a new way. We want you to have a great experience. If you have any questions, please call us at 204-477-5360 or email us.

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