Running a United Way campaign in your workplace can be challenging, rewarding, and a great way to bond as a team while helping improve lives in central Iowa. 

If you are organizing a campaign at your workplace, are working with a team to run a campaign, or are just curious about what it takes to put a campaign together, the best place to start is by contacting your company's United Way Corporate Engagement Manager. He or she will help make it easy and share best practices, materials, ideas from other campaigns and more. If you don't know your Corporate Engagement Manager, call us at (515) 246-6500 or email


Best Practices Guide

We've learned tips and tricks from thousands of successful campaigns over the years, and have put together a few pointers to help you make the most of yours. Check out our Best Practices Guide for ideas.

Best Practices Guide     United Way Merchandise Store



We have a variety of brochures about the campaign, our work, and ways to get involved. Click the covers below to see PDFs, and talk to your United Way representative to get hard copies for your campaign.

2016 United Way Campaign Brochure

Campaign Brochure

6" x 3.5" booklet detailing what United Way is and how to get involved.


Community Impact Report

8.5" x 11" booklet showing progress toward 2020 goals.

ELI & WLC Affinity Group Brochure

ELI & WLC Affinity Group Brochure

5.5" x 8.5" booklet detailing Women's Leadership Connection and Education Leadership Initiative.

Tocqueville Society Brochure

Tocqueville Society Brochure

5.5" x 8.5" booklet detailing Tocqueville Society and membership.


Campaign Videos


Meet Maddie

An introduction to United Way, and why your pledge matters.



Reasons people all over central Iowa get involved with United Way.


Carrie's Story

With her son facing mental health challenges, Carrie found the support her family needed.


Rebecca's Story

Coming to Iowa as a refugee, Rebecca found help for her family in a whole new world.


Samantha's Story

Addicted to drugs, homeless and pregnant, Sam got help and turned her life around.


Download and print these posters yourself, or contact your United Way representative for printed copies. Use the white space provided for a customized message to your company.


Sample Communications

The following documents can be used to help you create emails, letters, presentations etc for your workplace campaign.



Ask your United Way representative for copies of pledging materials and instructions for completing the forms.

2016 United Way of Central Iowa Pledge Form
Pledge Form
Spanish Pledge Form
Retiree Pledge Form
 Pledge Envelope


Digital Resources

Use these facts and slides for social media, daily emails or television displays.





Presentation Slides