At United Way our annual work calendar is broken down into three key segments: January-April we finalize campaign numbers and work with NL Charities on our Community Fund application and investment process; from May to August we plan and prepare for our Fall Campaign cycle and throw a few events like Day of Caring into the mix; and September to December is GO-Time!
Every September, there are things that signal the start of a “new year” for many. Summer has ended; students are back in the classroom; the leaves start to turn; and United Way is back in the community and workplaces telling the story of the impact of the investments we are making to improve the lives of those most vulnerable in our Province.
Since our Annual General Meeting in late September, we have been actively working with our community and workplace partners as they start their internal fundraising activities and special events. This often involves one of our staff members, along with an individual from one of the organizations that we have funded speaking to groups, large and small, about how their decision to support United Way impacts real people, making a real difference.