Thank you for agreeing to be a part of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County's annual fundraising campaign. You are an important part of this team - your efforts directly impact the quality and accomplishments of your company's total financial contribution and ultimately our ability to positively impact our community in the areas of Education, Income and Health.
Please remember, you are not alone. We will assign a Campaign Associate (CA) to your company. This person is your rock, your support throughout the campaign. Call on your CA to strategize and implement your campaign plan.
You also have materials to help you along the way. Below are hyper-links to the most crucial materials.
- Master ECC Toolkit - you wouldn't hit the road or make a big trip without at least doing a LITTLE research first right? Well this document is your go to guidebook to help you navigate the ins and outs of running a stellar campaign.
- United Way Brochure - this brochure gives a good overview of the the impact our donors and volunteers have on our community. We have more than enough for all your co-workers to have one.
United Way Brochure (Spanish).
- Leadership Giving Book - As you engage with existing or potential Leadership Givers, this book contains information about our work as well as lists of who is a part of our Leadership Giving community.
- Campaign Video - Feel free to post it on your own website, intranet, embed in emails or on social media. Here is last year's video which celebrated some of our community's superheros - you can still use this one if you want too.
- The Impact of Your Gift - one page flyer.
- The Pledge Form (English) /// Pledge Form (Spanish).
You might find these items helpful to send to others via email, company newsletters or your own company blogs/social media. Feel free to copy or just link to these pages:
- A collection of recent press coverage about our work.
- We were thrilled when Asheville City Schools made a facebook video promo for Homework Diners and then again when Green Opportunities did the same about their role in this work. Both videos feature an interview with our Resource Coordinator at Asheville Middle School, Bruce Waller.
- Find all the latest photo galleries here... including the latest Fall Days Of Impact
- Our volunteer center's efforts to engage businesses was featured on Western Carolina Business Today podcast. Check it out here
- We've just started our own podcast station! Check out our first interview with a local woman who has found support to care for her elderly mother through the Council on Aging.
All the blogs can be found here, but here are a few featured ones:
- What is this "Community School Strategy" work all about anyway? Read this history of where we've come from in this work.
- To that end, our Community School efforts in the Swannanoa Valley are just begining to unfold. Check out this update about that work.
- Julie Smith is our new Campaign Chair. See what motivated her to tackle this volunteer position.
- Mr. Ken - 91 yr old volunteer at Erwin Middle's Homework Diners - what an inspiration!
- Addressing the Local Housing Crisis: Community Stats and Resources