The workplace giving campaign is the major source of funding for United Way of San Joaquin County. The campaign kicks off in September, typically concluding in December and is generally conducted in the workplace. Cultivation and campaign follow-up is done through the year, concluding at the end of the fiscal year in June. United Way of San Joaquin County's annual campaign raises between $3 and $3.5 million per year and it is estimated that since 1926 United Way has raised more than $100 million locally.
How to start a campaign at work in 3 easy steps
Step 2: The United Way staff person will help you identify an energetic and enthusiastic Employee Campaign Leader within your company to run the program and recruit a winning team of volunteers to market the campaign to fellow employees.
Step 3: Show your support. The best campaigns are those in which company leadership leads by example.
Through the workplace giving campaign, the most common way of giving is through payroll deduction. The employee of a business fills out and signs a pledge form authorizing their employer to deduct a specific amount each pay period and forwards this to United Way of San Joaquin County. The company forwards the combined payroll deductions to United Way periodically and United Way then filters out the donors money to the agency of their choice.
Three Ways to Give Through United Way
1. United Way of San Joaquin County - This is giving back to United Way of San Joaquin County so that we can continue to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. With these funds we are able to make a positive impact throughout our community.
2. Harmony Stockton - These funds are used to brighten the future of our area's youth through Harmony Stockton. Harmony Stockton provides social change for our youth and help improve their academic skills through this music based program. For more information on Harmony Stockton click here.
3. Designations - This is when the donor specifies which nonprofit agency they would like to support. These are unrestricted donations with no oversight or accountability. They may be used for any purpose the designated organization chooses. The donor can designate to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States.