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Campaign Tool Kit

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Lives in Hancock County are being improved, and it’s all because of the power of working together.

Because we believe so much in the work that United Way of Hancock County is doing, we are proud to lead the workplace fundraising movement for 2017. We want to continue to do our part to change lives and make a difference in Hancock County. You can too.

By giving what you can, by advocating for our cause, and volunteering your time and talent we can improve even more lives.

Let’s outdo ourselves this year for our neighbors in need. Let’s help preschool students have access to quality pre-kindergarten. Let’s offer a single parent the job training needed to support his or her family and gain financial independence. Let’s provide a senior adult with food and transportation to medical treatment.

TOGETHER, we can create a Hancock County where residents thrive from McComb to Arcadia, Van Buren to Arlington, all corners of Findlay and everywhere in between. Help us build a community where every person has access to a successful and self-sufficient future.

United Way’s annual workplace campaign is an ideal opportunity to connect to the programs and projects making a difference right here. Together, collectively, we can improve people’s lives in Hancock County.

Chris and Dina Ostrander
2017 Campaign Co-Chairs

2-1-1 Table Tents - 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that is a great resource for your employees. This information and referral service can answer questions about different resources available in the community from childcare to issues for senior adults. Print, cut, fold and place throughout the workplace to inform your employees.

7 Steps to a Successful Campaign~ Here's a quick guide. Follow these 7 steps to a great campaign. 

Fact for the Day (email snippets) Click on each link below for a full page of facts, figures and results. You can print out the forms, or open the pdf and highlight some of the facts, then share in an email. They are also perfect for the reading room that has a commode, or a prominent place in the break room. Each flyer is a full listing of the most recent grants in their impact area of health, education or financial stability. We have also provided a Halt Hunger Initiative flyer and a "United Way initiatives" flyer listing current United Way of Hancock County initiatives and special projects in the community.
Financial Stability
Halt Hunger Initiative
United Way Initiatives
Partners, Projects and Collaborative Efforts 

Community Investment Form ~ The Community Investment Form is a triplicate form provided in your campaign materials.

Investor's Choice Form ~ Print as needed. (You'll only need this form if someone wants to direct their annual pledge to an area of interest.)

FUNdraising Guide ~ Here's a guide to FUNdraising ideas. Have fun! (This prints out nicely if you would like to have a hard copy.)

Campaign Table Tents ~ We have these in stock. They are informative and colorful.  Order yours and place them throughout your workplace. 

Use of Annual Funds ~ Here's a handy flyer that informs your employees about how their contribution is put to work. The second page lists this year's funded programs. 

Campaign Co-Chair Video - Here's a link to our campaign video with our 2016 Co-Chairs' message.

Campaign Video - And here's a link to the campaign video with only the text animation and music. This video is great for looping in your breakroom or other location where it might be difficult to hear the audio.

Quick Campaign Reference Sheet ~ Information on dates, deadlines, support materials, and how to get signs and the ever popular LIVE UNITED shirt for your workplace.

Campaign Posters ~ We want you to know that your United Way investment is helping people. These posters print nicely on black and white printers, as well as color printers. Great for placing near the coffee pot, in restroom stalls and in the breakroom. Each poster (except for the "thank you" poster) has a thank you message on the back to use after your fundraising efforts are complete. Be sure to print them two-sided.
A Message from Chris and Dina Ostrander
What a Dollar Buys 1
What a Dollar Buys 2
Thank You Poster
Campaign Brochure - Each year we produce this pocket-sized brochure for you to distribute to your employees. You will receive them in your campaign materials. No need for you to print them. If you need more, just let us know.

Thermometer Poster ~ This thermometer prints on legal sized paper. We can also add your company logo. Just email tamera.rooney@uwhancock.orgwith your company's logo and this poster can be designed especially for your workplace.

Speakers' Bureau ~ Inviting a representative from a partner agency to share real stories is a great way to encourage your co-workers to open their hearts. United Way staff are also available to present to your group. Contact Tamera Rooney, communications director at for assistance in scheduling a speaker.