engage employees, build a spirit of teamwork, and increase morale
More and more, employees and customers are attracted to companies that are committed to the community and create opportunities for them to connect with the causes they care about most.
Workplace giving programs are a great opportunity to engage employees, build a spirit of teamwork, and increase morale all while making an impact on the community.
Provide safe in-person and virtual giving opportunities that employees can feel good about.
Build culture and leadership
Build you company culture and opportunities for leadership development and teamwork.
Educate employees about the local challenges we face and how they can help solve them.
Support CSR goals
Support your Corporate Social Responsibility goals and show your commitment to the community.
Offer volunteer opportunities
Offer individual and team volunteer opportunities to further engage employees and see your impact in the community grow.
The value of giving
An annual workplace giving program is a great way to engage employees and connect them to your CSR program and values.
Giving to United Way makes a difference. Employees who give are making an investment that benefits the entire community, not just one program, issue, or population. This leads to a stronger, more sustainable place to live and work.
Support from your workplace giving program makes it possible to find innovative solutions to the root causes of our most pressing needs. United Way leverages these contributions by combining them with others and strategically investing in programs and initiatives to maximize the impact for the community. Spreading giving throughout the year via employee payroll deduction or mobile giving makes it easier to increase someone’s donations while still staying within their personal budget.
Giving + volunteering = homerun
You can multiply the impact of a workplace giving program by engaging employees in volunteering. In fact, companies see a 57% reduction in turnover among employees who engage in both volunteering and workplace giving. In addition, many professionals at our workplace giving partners choose to engage with United Way on their own time, joining a giving society or affinity group.
The value of volunteering
For many businesses, offering employees volunteer opportunities conveys the importance of social responsibility to staff and the public, as well as strengthens teams and build a culture of service. United Way of Rhode Island’s volunteer project consulting service curates on-site or off-site activities to:
- Improve teamwork
- Build camaraderie
- Benefit the community
Volunteer program concierge service
As your project consultants, United Way's volunteer coordinators work to determine your exact service goals, then create a personalized plan to match. We specialize in:
- Developing a sustainable, in-house volunteer framework
- Customizing onsite, offsite and virtual service projects -- both episodic and ongoing
- Connecting you with a growing network of businesses and nonprofits that are changing lives in the Ocean State
- Identifying skills-based volunteer opportunities for individuals and small teams
Start a workplace giving program. It's an easy way to build culture and community engagement.
United Way of Rhode Island will partner with you to develop a customized workplace giving program that aligns with your corporate values, as well as the interests of your employees. We will provide guidance and support to assist you in building your fundraising team and running an effective giving and volunteering program.
For more information, contact Jessica Barry at email@example.com.
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FabNewport, Lucy’s Hearth receive grants
What's Up Newp
"United Way of Rhode Island… announced that it is putting $4.5 million in grants to work in the community to create transformational change in the Ocean State… On Aquidneck Island, FabNewport and Lucy's Hearth each received grants, which are part of United Way's commitment to invest $100 million over the next 5 years to build racial equity in Rhode Island."
PBN announces 2021 Best Places to Work
Providence Business News
"Seventy-two honorees — including United Way of Rhode Island — have been named by Providence Business News for its 2021 Best Places to Work Awards program... The honorees will be recognized June 9 for their efforts in a virtual ceremony, where the company rankings in each category will be announced."
Who’s Hot and Who’s Not? – $4.5M in Grants
On Wednesday, April 28, United Way of Rhode Island announced $4.5M in grants to the community. "The funding… was awarded to 72 organizations in support of programs targeting the root causes of the racial inequities that have held back Rhode Island's Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities for generations."
Community Learning Partners, featuring DownCity Design and FabNewport
Join Women United at noon for a Community Learning Partners event featuring guest speaker Adrienne Gagnon, co-founder and executive director of DownCity Design, and Steve Heath, co-founder and executive director of FabNewport. Each organization inspires youth to use the power of design to make a positive social impact in their communities.
The Night Is Young
You’re the one that I want, ooh, ooh, honey, to join the Young Leaders Circle from 7 –11 p.m. for a drive-in movie night. We'll be showing 50’s favorite "Grease" at Misquamicut Drive-In Theater. Tickets are $50 per car (two people) and $25 for each additional passenger. All funds raised will go towards providing scholarships for Rhode Island youth enrolled in summer learning programs.
Getting to a Livable Wage in RI
Join us at 2 p.m. for a community first conversation on the importance of increasing income for Rhode Island workers. This discussion will be hosted by United Way’s Kyle Bennett, director of policy and equity. You'll hear from leaders of Rhode Island's Labor, Housing, and Finance communities on how Rhode Islanders can continue to advocate for a livable wage for Rhode Islanders.