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United Way Fundraising Ideas And Best Practices. Get Started! Letter To Employees/CEO Endorsement Core Fundraising Committee United Way meetings at each.

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1 United Way Fundraising Ideas And Best Practices

2 Get Started! Letter To Employees/CEO Endorsement Core Fundraising Committee United Way meetings at each branch Participate in Day of Caring Participation on allocations committee Employee recognition in s, employee newsletter

3 Food Brings People Together Andys Frozen Custard Wendys Chili, McAlisters Sweet Tea and Lemonade Bake Sales Breakfast events- biscuits and gravy, pancakes, fruit and muffins Dessert Wagon- popsicles, fudge sticks, etc Host Barbeques-donate to eat Happy Hour- Root Beer Floats Everything Ice Cream Hour- make your own sundaes and more

4 Sporting Events: Putting contest BINGO Rubber Band Shoot Out at the Commerce Corral Pie In The Managers Face Contest- managers volunteered to have a pie in the face- managers were auctioned and the highest bidding employee got to choose the manager Pay to dunk a manager-dunking booth Washers

5 Raffles/Drawings For sporting event tickets, signed Cardinal items, etc Silent Auctions- items donated by employees and/or businesses Themed Basket Auctions- car care, at the movies, relaxation theme, fall theme

6 Odds-n-Ends Baby pools Ugly Tie Contest Get Your Bling Cleaned Senior Management Car Wash Carve a Pumpkin contest Donate Your Loose Coin Jars Holiday sweatshirt sales Branch vs Branch Contest

7 Biggest Fundraisers PaceSetter Pride Days (Jeans Days) Bake Sales Commerce Employee Cookbooks

8 Employee Incentives Drawings for United Way or Commerce Bank items Floating Holidays (time off work in increments of ½ day or full day)most popular Breakfast/Lunch catered in for a winning team Onsite BackYard Burger lunch –appreciation to all employees Senior Management Sponsored Breakfast- Any employee that pledges to give $5.00 per pay period or their 'Fair Share' is invited to a Leadership Level celebration breakfast at Uncle Bucks/Bass Pro. Drawing, United Way Speakers, Chairman speaks. Draw for an exclusive night at the Springfield Cardinals suite for an employee, friends and family

9 Employee Incentives Oktoberfest- Late September- German theme Senior Management grilled Johnsonville brats and hot dogs Thank you Jerry Wilson from A.W.G. Johnsonville Brats provided a grill and allowed us to purchase brats and hot dogs from them Drawings for prizes

10 Special Pledging Initiatives Any employee who pledges 1% of their pay or more will receive a full day Floating Holiday to use after 1st quarter Any employee who pledges 1 hour's pay per month (Fair Share) will receive a 1/2 day Floating Holiday to use after 1st quarter 2010.

11 Extras Letter To Employees/CEO Endorsement United Way meetings at each branch (speakers, drawings) Participate in Day of Caring Encourage participation on allocations committee Employee recognition in s, employee newsletter

12 New Last Year Partnership with Legends Car Wash- special code/20% to United Way Focus on FUN-draising (Hula Happy Hour – Hula-taa fun! Get Your Wii On! (tennis, bowling, golf)

13 New- This Campaign Event Punch Card Employees who participate in a bake sale, fundraising event, jeans day, etc. will receive a punch on their punch card. Each punch is an entry into a drawing for one of ten floating holidays Ice Cream Social Treasure Hunt Sell daily clues to a mystery location where a treasure is hidden. First person to find the treasure wins a prize.


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