Run a Workplace Campaign

Unite your colleagues in a common cause and have fun while you’re at it.

Eight volunteers wearing aprons, standing behind a table with food cooking.

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. 

CAMPAIGN TOOLKIT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below you’ll find answers to some some of the questions you may receive during your United Way fundraising campaign. Click here to see our full list of FAQs, or get in touch with your United Way relationship manager to help you out.

  • How much of my donation is going to administration?

    Based on our 2020-21 audited financial statements, 86 cents from every dollar raised is invested in community programs and supports. The remaining 14 cents is allocated to current and future operations, which means making sure our impact, local expertise, donor experience, and financial management continue at a high rate of excellence.

    This ratio is different than what it has been in recent years, with our operating costs appearing lower than they have in recent years. The main reasons for that are:   

    1. We received $4.2 million from the provincial and federal government for COVID relief. This was unprecedented and the total amount includes community investments and the Canada Wage Subsidy.
    2. COVID impacted the way we work. Even though we made new investments in taking everything we do online, we still saved money because the year was so different than what we had planned.  

    As a registered Canadian charity, United Way Halifax files a T3010 report with CRA annually; the latest CRA T3010 data, detailing all of United Way’s costs, can be found here

     

  • How much are United Way Halifax’s CEO and staff members paid?

    We do not currently disclose the salaries for any positions at United Way Halifax, however, all salary ranges, including senior management, are benchmarked against other Canadian non-profit organizations of similar size and scope. United Way Halifax complies with the required T3010 regulatory reporting to CRA for its executive compensation, which can be viewed here

  • What is the fee for designating my donation to another charity?

    For cash, cheque, and credit card donations, the fee is 4% of your total gift. For payroll deductions, the fee is 8% of your total gift. These fees help cover the costs associated with this service.

  • What programs or charities does United Way Halifax fund?

    We provide funding to a wide range of programs and services, managing investments in each and connecting the dots between them. This helps ensure that every dollar donated fills gaps in care and possibility, making the greatest impact.

    You can find descriptions of the funds we currently manage, as well as a list of the charity recipients for each one on our Provide Funding page.

  • How do charitable tax benefits work?

    When you donate to United Way Halifax, you can take advantage of federal and provincial government tax incentives. By claiming your donation receipt, you may receive a portion of your donated amount back when filing your taxes. You may also consider carrying your charitable donations forward to the next tax year to receive a larger tax deduction. When donating publicly traded securities directly, you can eliminate the capital gain tax and get a larger tax credit.

  • Can I email my completed pledge form with credit card information to make my donation?

    To ensure the security of your personal information, we ask that you call us rather than send credit card details via email.

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. Contact us if you’re interested in learning more. 

We’re here to help:

Nicole Cameron (she/her)
Manager Development & Engagement
ncameron@unitedwayhalifax.ca
(902) 461-3088