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Workplace Campaigns

Each year, more than 200 local organizations partner with United Way of York County by running an annual fundraising campaign to support critical health and human service needs in our community. It is York County's largest annual fundraising campaign. Many people choose to make a donation through their place of employment with payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card.


How to Run A Workplace Campaign

United Way of York County strives to provide you with all the tools your organization will need to run a successful workforce campaign. Here are the four easy steps to success!

Download these steps as PDF.


1. Make A Plan

  • United Way of York County encourages electronic giving. It’s easier access for donors to give, and gives YOU quicker campaign results. Reach out to your Corporate Engagement Manager to arrange for easy electronic giving (e-Pledge) no later than 4 weeks before your campaign kick-off. 
  • Determine your campaign timeline and dates for employee meetings. (Campaigns are most successful when kept to two weeks or one payroll period!)
  • Plan goals (via our Goal Poster), special events, and fun incentives
2. Start Actively Promoting
3. Kick Off Your Campaign
4. Finalize Your Campaign!
  • Wrap-up, collect all pledges and follow up on outstanding pledges.
  • Complete and email your Corporate Engagement Manager with the Campaign Report Form and include if there are any cash/checks, or pledge forms for pick up.
  • If using e-Pledge, take a screenshot of the campaign thermometer and announce results to your employees, thanking them for their support with a morale boosting message from your CEO. (Edit our Sample Campaign Thank-You Letter)


If Your Company Doesn't Run A Campaign, Why Not Start?


Take the first step in being a company that invests in a strong foundation for York County.  

Are you ready to bring your company on board with the team that makes great things happen? To get started, contact Corporate Engagement Director Kim Lentz at or 717.843.0957, ext. 801.



For further information about United Way of York County, please view the Frequently Asked Questions page.