Campaign leader toolkit

Rhode Island United

Campaign Leaders' Toolkit

WELCOME, campaign leaders

As a campaign leader, you've decided to help those in our communities who need it most.

As you speak with your colleagues, remember that you're not simply asking them to donate... you're rallying them to join a united solution. What does that mean? It means working together to invest in proven programs, local nonprofits, and an equitable future. Here are the tools you'll need to run an effective workplace campaign.

Thank you for partnering with us and making a lasting difference.

For more information and resources, contact Jessica Barry at jessica.barry@unitedwayri.org or (401) 444-0640.

Eight steps to a successful united way campaign

1
ESTABLISH SUPPORT
FROM THE TOP
2
SET GOALS AND
TRACK RESULTS
3
RECRUIT YOUR
CAMPAIGN TEAM
4
PLAN YOUR
CAMPAIGN
5
EDUCATE YOUR
FELLOW EMPLOYEES
6
CONDUCT A LEADERSHIP
GIVING CAMPAIGN
7
ASK EVERYONE
TO GIVE
8
SAY
"THANK YOU"

Campaign Tools

IN THE NEWS

Donna Wood lowered her 15 month-old son, Corey, who has severe disabilities, down into his stroller. Wood, Corey, and her older children are all living in a single hotel room in Warwick, R.I. They were evicted from their home in July after the landlord sold the property and are now struggling to avoid homelessness. JESSICA RINALDI/GLOBE STAFF

Family struggles to avoid homelessness

The Boston Globe

"'I never thought I'd be in this situation," said Donna Wood, a single working mom. 'But there's nothing in the state that protects anybody in the situation that I'm in [against] homelessness, even with my four children. Even with one who is incredibly disabled.'"

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Thumbnail: Cortney Nicolato of the United Way discusses the proposal for $500 million for affordable housing.

Should R.I. Spend $500M on Housing?

GoLocalProv

"Cortney Nicolato… United Way of Rhode Island['s CEO] and one of the coalition members calling for the spending[,] said... the lack of affordable housing is the most critical issue now facing the state... 'We are proposing $500M of [Rhode Island’s American Rescue Plan Act funds] be utilized for the building [and] maintaining [of] affordable housing here in our state.'"

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United Way of R.I. awards $175K in grants

Providence Business News

United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $175K in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations for their work toward creating long-term change in [Providence's] Olneyville neighborhood... The investments were awarded from its Olneyville Community Fund, dedicated to improve services for residents in the neighborhood, enhance public spaces and increase the capacity of community-based organizations."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

United Way’s 95th Annual Celebration

Join United Way of Rhode Island for our 95th Annual Celebration on Tuesday, October 26 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Together, we're celebrating Rhode Island United and honoring our extraordinary community volunteers.

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22nd Annual Lights On Afterschool

Join the Rhode Island Afterschool Network for our 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool celebration on Thursday, October 28, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Come celebrate our amazing afterschool professionals and learn how afterschool programs are closing Rhode Island's achievement gap.

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