Presentation on theme: "United Way of Central Georgia State Campaign Coordinators Workshop."— Presentation transcript:
United Way of Central Georgia State Campaign Coordinators Workshop
Types of Giving The Oprah Winfrey Way State Charitable Contributions YOU GET a car! YOU GET a TV!
What is the #1 reason people do not give? They weren’t asked!
CONNECT THE DOTS Giving is easy and convenient. Contributions are tax deductible Payroll deduction is convenient. Always include information on how/where to sign up. People will give when they know their gift matters. Imagine if everyone gave $1 per paycheck, what impact could that have in central Georgia? The best way to motivate giving, is to show that their gift matters. When asking people to donate, make it personal. Everyone has a story to tell. Make the connection between the service provided and someone who has received that service or benefit.
7 Steps to Success President/CEO/Manager support Set goals Recruit campaign committee: develop action plans and timetable Publicize your campaign internally Be creative – Use incentives and special events Hold employee meetings: agency speakers! Say “Thank You”
Community Matters United Way Is … A local non-profit that provides critical funding to more than 50 local health and human services through 32 partner agencies. Improves the lives of over 190,000 people annually in Central Georgia.
The Area We Impact--14 counties Baldwin Bibb Crawford Hancock Houston Jasper Jones Macon Monroe Peach Putnam Twiggs Washington Wilkinson
Advancing the Common Good Education Income Health Basic Needs Volunteerism
CURRENT UNITED WAY PARTNER AGENCIES Abilities Discovered, Inc. Advocacy Resource Center, Inc. American Red Cross, Central Georgia Chapter Bibb County 4-H, Inc. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia, Inc. Boy Scouts of America, Central Georgia Council Boys & Girls Clubs of Baldwin and Jones Counties, Inc. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia, Inc. Cherished Children/Warner Robins Day Care Centers, Inc. Communities in Schools - Milledgeville Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Middle Georgia, Inc. Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia, Inc. Family Advancement Ministries, Fund for Life, Inc. Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia, Inc. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Happy Hour/Houston County Association for Exceptional Citizens, Inc. Heart of Georgia Hospice, Inc. HODAC, Inc. Houston County Volunteer Medical Clinic, Inc. Macon Volunteer Clinic Meals on Wheels of Baldwin County, Inc. Meals on Wheels of Macon & Bibb County, Inc. Meals on Wheels, Houston County Council on Aging, Inc. Middle Georgia Community Action Agency, Inc. Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Inc. NAMI Central Georgia, Inc. Pine Pointe Palliative Care - Hospice of Central Georgia Rainbow House Children's Resource Center, Inc. The Salvation Army of Central Georgia Volunteer Houston County Volunteer Macon, Inc.
EDUCATION Preparing Children and Youth to Succeed REAL IMPACT-2014 13,295 youth engaged in life-enhancing programs that are proven to help them grow into responsible, productive adults. 758 children formed life-changing relationships with an adult mentor. In fact, 67% of former youth participants surveyed agreed that their mentors played a role in their decision to attend college. 809 children were able to take part in quality and affordable day care or early education childhood programs. 981 parents participated in child abuse prevention classes.
INCOME Meeting Basic Needs & Increasing Self-Sufficiency REAL IMPACT-2014 23,496 family members used social service programs and/or obtained emergency assistance such as food, clothing or help to stay in the home where they live. United Way 2-1-1 Helpline received 5,689 calls last year from people needing assistance with basic needs. 2,006 individuals and families received financial counseling for money and debt management assistance, moving them toward self-suffciency. More than 4,400 individuals and families accessed $5M in tax refunds & credits through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Initiative).
HEALTH Promoting Health, Safety, and Wellness REAL IMPACT- 2014 2,774 individuals are better off emotionally because of therapy or counseling services for personal crisis: victims of crime, divorce, separation, domestic abuse, etc. 1,737 homebound elderly and disabled people received regular nutritious home-delivered meals. 1,043 uninsured, low-income working individuals are healthier and more productive due to free medical care.
BASIC NEEDS Promoting Health, Safety, and Wellness REAL IMPACT- 2014 5,756 individuals were either trained in disaster prevention and preparedness or received direct assistance. 587 armed forces members and their families received emergency communications or referrals for financial assistance and counseling services. 14,358 people received emergency assistance with food, shelter and clothing. 3,501 individuals, primarily women and their children, utilized crisis intervention services, safe shelter, or support and recovery services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
VOLUNTEERISM Promoting Health, Safety, and Wellness REAL IMPACT- 2014 7,985 volunteers were recruited and coordinated in community service opportunities that are challenging, rewarding and educational through Volunteer Centers.