United Way of Franklin County Association (UWFCA) has a vast network of partnerships with local businesses, corporations, faith-based groups, civic and nonprofit organizations. Currently, UWFCA recruits corporate partner volunteers with specific skills sets to assist with the annual United Way Campaign. These volunteers, known as “Campaign Loaned Executives”, drive United Way’s annual fundraising Campaign by “loaning” their professional skills to the organization in order to create campaign materials, maintain websites, update online social networks, and provide campaign financial oversight.
As part of its funded project, the UWFCA will use the “Campaign Loaned Executive” model to recruit skilled volunteers to assist United Way in service capacity building initiatives in the Franklin County area. UWFCA will work with its 16 member agencies to identify operational needs and create projects that will allow each agency to expand services. UWFCA will recruit, interview, train and coordinate professional volunteers with skillsets to help address these needs. The volunteer program will be known as the “United Loaned Executive Program” and each volunteer will make a commitment and donate an agreed upon amount of time to work on an assigned task or project. Each task or project will be carefully designed to help make United Way and its member agencies more efficient and better able to provide services and meet Franklin County’s growing needs for more social services.
To further leverage their efforts, UWFCA will offer each of our 60 corporations and 200 small business partners two volunteer programs to choose from in order to better recruit and sustain volunteers from these organizations. After assessing UWFCA and its member agencies’ needs, businesses will be asked to assist with a project that is alignment with the needs of a nonprofit. The second program would be offered to individual employees and would give them the opportunity to use their professional skills to help UWFCA and its member agencies build capacity. Employers would encourage employees with specific skillsets to join committees or be on a call/email list for UWFCA and member agency incentives.