About the Campaign Ambassador Program
The United Way’s Campaign Ambassador Program provides an opportunity for companies to offer their employees a unique learning experience. Campaign Ambassadors receive training that develops organizational, leadership, and public speaking skills and provides a unique networking experience in the business community. Participants become one of the greatest resources in United Way’s annual community campaign team. Campaign Ambassadors help keep overhead costs low so more resources can go towards assisting people in our community.
Campaign Ambassador candidates are self-confident, articulate, goals oriented and have the ability to guide and motivate others. They should be excited about sharpening their skills that will be useful to them in the workplace and learning more about their community. Each Campaign Ambassador will work alongside United Way staff to work with local organizations, serving as United Way’s primary liaison, as they assist in the planning and execution of United Way workplace campaigns.
Campaign Ambassador responsibilities include:
Analyzing donation history and campaign potential
Planning and executing strategy for each account
Partnering with United Way volunteers to provide campaign support
Developing relationships with Employee Campaign Chairpersons
Preparing and delivering presentations to various audiences
Managing relationships to enhance campaign success
Participation in the Campaign Ambassador Program demonstrates your company’s commitment to the community. Large and small companies alike have loaned their best employees to the United Way of Northwest Alabama. The financial benefits of training cannot be measured in dollars. Your company benefits from the returning employee’s enhanced business skills, including setting and achieving goals, public speaking, confidence in making sales presentations, training and motivational skills and increased exposure with many corporate executives.
While serving with United Way, your employee will receive training and gain experience in the following key areas:
Sales – researching assigned accounts; preparing and making presentations; developing strategies based on past performance analysis; building relationships with customers
Public Speaking – presenting United Way’s key messages to large and small groups of company employees to encourage contributions
Management – goal setting and achievement; time management; resource utilization; volunteer supervision; teamwork
Community dynamics – understanding community needs and potential solutions; studying specific industries and/or geographic communities within the region; experiencing the interaction of the corporate, public and service sectors
To download a current Loaned Executive Program brochure, click here.
We would like to congratulate the following 2018-2019 Campaign Ambassador Class and thank them and their companies for supporting United Way:
Butler Cain, UNA
Andrea Hunt, UNA
Mary Lee Dobbins, Florence City Schools
David Greenfield, Bank Independent
Scott Ellis, Bank Independent
Brantley Claunch, Bank Independent
Emily Bauch, Marriott Shoals
Vida Boyd, American Wholsale Book Company
Kristen Goss, Marriott Shoals
Thad Aldridge, Marriott Shoals
Lexi Williams, Helen Keller
Emily Malone, Russellville Middle School
Matt Parker, Sheffield Utilities
Callie Thomas, Florence City Schools
John Roberson, Long Lewis Allstate Insurance