United Way Ambassador Commitment

The United Way Ambassadors will function as an extension of United Way staff during the annual campaign which raises money to help meet many health and human service needs in our community.  They will assist in planning and implementing successful campaigns within assigned companies. They will meet and network with major business players in the campaign area. United Way Ambassadors will work under the supervision of the Campaign Chair and Resource Development Director.

Responsibilities

  • Attend scheduled training sessions.
  • Manage assigned accounts by working with company coordinators to implement successful fundraising campaigns.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all accounts.
  • Make educational presentations about United Way within assigned accounts; solicit employees for contributions.
  • Complete successful workplace campaigns within specified time frame.
  • Document and report account status and progress to United Way staff and Campaign Team volunteers.
  • When necessary, solicit organizations for company contributions.
  • Assist in targeting and reaching new markets.
  • Attend United Way Campaign meetings and events.

Time Frame:
The bulk of United Way Ambassadors assignments will typically fall between the first of August through mid December.  The majority of the related responsibilities will be completed during regular business hours however off-hour meetings may be necessary.  Volunteers are expected to attend all campaign events and meetings as scheduled.

Skills Gained:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Add experience with a leader in health and human service fundraising to their resume
  • Practice and gain new interpersonal skills
  • Gain experience in a fast growing small non-profit business
  • Work independently and with the freedom to be creative

Metrics for Success:

  • Managing assigned accounts by working with company coordinators to implement successful fundraising campaigns
  • Completion of workplace campaigns within specified time frame

 

United Way of the River Cities is looking for Ambassadors for the fall campaign

If you would like to volunteer ANY time, please call Will Holland at 304-523-8929. United Way of the River Cities relies on Ambassadors to support workplace campaigns. Ambassadors play a critical role in educating donors and raising funds to support investments in our community.

If you are an employer here are some benefits to your business:

  • Increase the number of employees with leadership potential.
  • Enhance your company image in the community.
  • Increase your company's visibility & strengthen relationships.

Here are some benefits to your employee who serves as an Ambassador:

  • Develop leadership, sales, management and presentation skills.
  • Enhance communication, relationship building, problem solving, negotiation & team building skills.
  • Make valuable business connections.
  • Gain insight into community needs and resources. It will take some time, here is the commitment:
  • Two full days of training in August.
  • A one-hour meeting every other week September through November (should be no more than 10 meetings)

Each ambassador may have 5-9 accounts which each require:

  • Contacting the company campaign coordinator and setting up a time for a campaign kick-off.
  • Conducting the kick-off (typically a 15-30 minute speech).
  • Making follow-up calls to make sure campaign is going smoothly.
  • Maintaining notes on campaign progress, coordinator communications.
  • Picking up materials, money, and pledge forms when campaign is over.

If you live in the counties of Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County, Ohio, then we invite you to join the volunteers from these companies who have already committed an Ambassador: City National Bank, Bulldog Creative, Nelson Mullens Riley & Scarborough LLP, St. Mary's Medical Center, U.S. Bank, Marshall University, ServiceMaster, Liebert Emerson, and The Fyffe Jones Group.



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