Run a Workplace Campaign
Unite your colleagues in a common cause and have fun while you’re at it.
Workplace campaigns are at the heart of our fundraising.
We couldn’t do the work we do without United Way champions like you.
When you step up to help run a campaign within your workplace, you’re making a difference in your community. You’re also bringing your co-workers together, and having fun while doing good.
United Way Halifax will give you everything you need to run a successful campaign. Our online tools and resources allow you to get started simply and quickly. And our team is committed to supporting you every step of the way. We want to be sure you feel the personal and professional benefits of taking the lead, and showing your local love.
In our United by Compassion video series, we reflect on the critical importance of connection. Connection has been at the heart of United Way's work for a long time. And yet, it has never mattered more. When you donate to the United Way Community Fund, you're providing connection - as well as hope, dignity, and belonging - to the people in our community who need it most.
2020 Virtual Event Ideas (PDF file)
All sorts of unique ideas for special events and online fundraisers to engage employees when in-person events aren't possible.
DIY At Home Volunteer Guide (PDF file)
There are plenty of ways to support United Way and our partners from your own home. Challenge your co-workers to do the same and increase your impact in our community!
CrowdChange Online Platform (external link)
Whatever special events, challenges, or fundraisers you decide on for your workplace campaign, make sure to use our online events platform for registration, tickets, peer-to-peer donations, etc. Anyone can set up a fundraiser, tax receipts are automatically generated for the donors, and you don't have to deal with cash or e-transfers. Check out the CrowdChange how-to guide for help in setting up your event.
United Way Halifax Community Fund Graphic (JPEG file)
Use this to help explain that when you give directly to the United Way Halifax Community Fund, you empower a whole network of supports in neighbourhoods across HRM.
Email Templates (Word document)
Campaign Email Signature Image (JPEG file)
Insert a temporary image into your email signature to promote your organization's support of United Way internally and externally. Outlook signature change instructions here.
United Way Virtual Background (PNG file)
Use this fun background when you're hosting virtual campaign events on Zoom or Microsoft Teams!
Fillable Pledge Form (fillable PDF file)
Please arrange a safe and secure pick-up with your United Way account manager instead of emailing completed pledge forms.
The GenNext Movement
GenNext is a group of HRM community leaders and volunteers in their 20s and 30s. These individuals are passionate about United Way Halifax and the future of their community. After all, it’s their future too.
The GenNext Committee is made up of young leaders from various industries and workplaces. They work together to host exciting and memorable events that make a difference, and you’re welcome to join in anytime! Or you can start a GenNext Committee in your own workplace, and engage your colleagues in a new way for them to give back. Reach out to Kate Powe if you’re interested in learning more.