How we helped United Way develop their yearly fundraising campaign which takes place from September to December.
United Way is a non-profit organization that improves lives locally. After government, United Way is the largest funder of social services in Central Alberta. United Way invests donor dollars in programs that impact the community. They partner with other organizations to address the underlying issues that impact residents. www.caunitedway.ca
Although United Way is the largest funder of social services in Central Alberta it is competing with other local charities.
A recent study showed United Way is experiencing a significant downward trend across all key brand health metrics (awareness, familiarity, donation incidence and intent) and fewer donors. It was also found that the organizations primary cause is unclear. For the campaign creative it was crucial to show the local impact to the community.
HOW WE HELPED
In collaboration with the United Way team we developed the marketing strategy and marketing collateral for the annual fundraising campaign. The campaign is tailored towards a few different audiences: community, workplace, and leaders. Our main focus was to create awareness and to communicate United Way’s local impact. The national theme “It looks like me.” was adopted. Through sharing of stories, we were able to give a face to statistics. Alongside the marketing collateral, we developed a social media campaign that showcased United Way’s local outreach while keeping their national campaign in mind.