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1 United Way Campaign 2014 Captains’ Training Campaign: Oct. 6 - Oct. 17 Osborn HS

2 Stepha’N Quicksey is a 2013 graduate of Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology in Detroit. Currently a sophomore at Grand Valley studying public and nonprofit administration. Interned as a student advisor for the Skillman Foundation's Social Innovation unit, where he helped influence the work of the Foundation from the perspective of a young person. Has held other youth leadership roles with Skillman.

3 Dreams to Reality: Last December, Stepha’N hatched a plan while in his Grand Valley living center. Instead of leaving school or moving home for the summer, he decided that he would organize a conference for young Detroit leaders. His idea grew to become the Detroit Youth Leadership Conference, held in Detroit in August 2014. It joined youth from across Detroit with city leaders from the Mayor’s office, City Council, Police Department, and leading nonprofit organizations. The goal of the day was to put youth perspectives on Detroit issues front-and-center.

4 GVSU Campaign Mission: To impact the community positively through United Way giving! Goals: To educate the GVSU community about community needs and non- profit agency programs and services To highlight the benefits of United Way giving through affected members in the GVSU community To include all GVSU community members in the campaign To strive to increase participation To recognize those who give

5 GVSU’s Giving Philosophy Everyone should… Be given an opportunity to respond/give Receive education on the role of United Way and its partner agencies and programs Understand how their dollars make a difference This is done by… Personally giving every individual a pledge form Giving a presentation or finding another way to share information about the impact of United Way Showing GVSU’s impact on United Way through stories and statistics

6 Why we focus on response rate? Faculty/staff response rate* 201169% 2012 76.4% 201375% Faculty/staff giving rate 201151.4% 201253.4% 201349.9% Faculty/staff contribution in dollars 2011$161,540.94 2012$172,199.04 2013$165,459.19


8 GIVE. The workplace campaign is the easiest and more powerful way to invest in your community. ADVOCATE. You can make change happen with your voice. Get informed. Tell your friends. VOLUNTEER. United Way’s Volunteer Centers works with volunteers and local nonprofits to develop the best opportunities for people to give their time and talents. LIVE UNITED - What does it mean?

9 Critical areas in West Michigan that need focused impact to make our community strong

10 Campaign Tools Every United Way partner has a Toolbox on their website – To access, go to E-Postcards – educational material to send out via e-mail Brochures/Handouts – available online Agency Speakers – invite one in to talk at a meeting Incentives – pick from the table of items or request Group Volunteer Project – this can be arranged through the volunteer center Give all employees an opportunity to give to United Way - An anonymous envelope (provided in your packet) helps ensure the confidentiality of their response. Return pledge envelopes/forms to Brian Van Doeselaar (United Way Treasurer, 2015 JHZ) by Friday, October 24, 2014 Send a THANK YOU note/email to everyone who returns a pledge form/envelope.

11 START WITH WHY “People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe. We are drawn to organizations that are good at communicating what they believe.” Simon Sinek, Author



14 LAKERS LIVE UNITED! GVSU supports Grand Rapids Public’s Westside Schools OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED Become a Schools of Hope Reading Volunteer (Shawmut Hills, Sibley, or Harrison Park) Tutor Students During or After-School ( Sibley) Coach Science Olympiad (Westwood Middle School) Support Attendance Initiatives (Sibley or Stocking) Be a Guest Speaker in a Classroom Spruce up a School Playground (Shawmut Hills or Stocking) For more information and to sign up, email Looking for more ways to help? Visit today! DID YOU KNOW…?  Students from Grand Valley’s National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are leading an after- school science club at Sibley Elementary  In the 2013-14 school year, 43 students & 19 faculty/staff members volunteered for Schools of Hope  President T. Haas visited Harrison Park K-8 School to read to a group of 2 nd graders & encourage learning  Grand Valley’s Baseball Club visited one of Sibley’s monthly attendance assemblies to help encourage students to “get to school safely, every day, ready to learn”  GVSU adopted a hallway at Harrison Park, supporting the Challenge Scholars program and creating a college-going culture

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16 DRIVEN TO GIVE SWEEPSTAKES Donate today for a chance to win a new vehicle of your choice valued up to $30,000 thanks to our sponsor, Fox Motors! Any Heart of West Michigan United Way donor who makes a timely new undesignated gift of $50 or more, or increases his or her total 2014 gift by $50 or more will be automatically entered for a chance to win, if he or she is otherwise eligible under these rules. The 2014 gift increase must be undesignated. DEADLINE FOR PLEDGES March 31, 2015 at 5:00pm Eastern Time The winner will be announced at the Celebrate United event on May 4, 2015.

17 2 TICKETS TO PARADISE! When you give a new donation of $1 per week ($52) or increase your giving by $52*, you will be entered into a drawing to win: Grand Prize: 2 Tickets to Paradise › All-Inclusive, 5-night stay plus airfare for two at Hyatt Zilara Cancun Resort or Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Resort 2nd Prize: Apple® iPad mini › iPad mini with Retina display, plus a $100 Target gift card to purchase accessories 3rd Prize: Gym Membership › A 12-month membership to an Anytime Fitness location in your community *Any FIRST TIME GIVER who pledges or donates $1 per week ($52) to the 2014-15 Greater Ottawa County United Way Community Campaign OR any previous giver who donates or pledges $52 MORE than he/she pledged in the 2013-14 campaign will be entered into our prize drawing.

18 In recognition of your support, any gift of $50 or more will be entered into the drawing for a 2015 Harley- Davidson® Street Glide ® motorcycle. Increasing your gift by $50 over your 2013 Campaign Gift gets you an additional entry!


20 Responding to Concerns & Objections Objections are not personal. Objections are often based on incorrect information. Be an empathetic listener. Set and maintain the tone. It is OK if you don’t know the answers. Remember, our role is to educate.

21 Help is nearby… Forum/GVNow Website: Contact anyone on the team! Sue Sloop - Co-chair Steven Lipnicki - Co-chair Brian Van Doeselaar - Treasurer Darla Bennett - Administrative Coordinator Nate Hoekstra - Communications Michelle Holstege - Day of Caring, Stuff the Bus Jeffrey Mutch - Day of Caring, Stuff the Bus

22 Employee Contributions --Pledge Form --Cash --Check --Credit Card Payments --Debit

23 Special Thanks to Bryant Domina and his students from the Region III Transition Program, a program that serves students with mild to moderate mental impairment between 18-21 years of age! Every year, Bryant brings a group of students to Grand Valley’s Campus to assemble your United Way captains packets. This activity is gratefully appreciated by our Campaign team and equally valued by providing an opportunity for community service. According to Bryant, “one of the highlights of our year has been to assist with the United Way project via GVSU. Our students love the challenge, to be able to spend time on campus, and to truly feel like they are helping someone else out.”

24 A Special Acknowledgment for GVSU Department Support  Aramark/Campus Dining: $100 Dining Card, Gift Basket  Athletics: Basketball tickets and GV apparel  Campus Recreation: Membership, Massage Gift Certificate  Graduate Studies Office: Briefcase and promo items  Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies: Gift Bag and promo items  Meadows: Golf Certificates (4)  Office of the President, GVSU  Seidman College of Business: Gift Bags (2) with apparel and promo items  University Bookstore: Commuter Mug & Apparel  WGVU Public Media: Gift Certificates (4)

25 2014 United Way Captain Incentive Gifts Captains’ Thank You Breakfast with President Haas Thursday, December 11 at 8 a.m. 2204 Kirkhof Center Allendale Amway Basket Bissell Vacuum Cascade Engineering Pink Cart Fifth Third Bank Gift Card GE Aviation Kellogg Meijer Gift Cards Spartan Stores Gift Basket Steelcase LED Lamp Wolverine Worldwide Gift Card


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