Participation rates at United Way partners currently range from
12% to 50%. The critical success factors behind this rate are
strong leadership support, strong program planning, engaging and
meaningful volunteering opportunities and a "peer to peer, face to
face" approach to Workplace Giving.
Fuji Xerox HBF
Services has formed a partnership with United Way that
incorporates all levels of the United Way partnership. Zurich has
combined volunteer opportunities with Workplace Giving initiatives
to reach a 12% participation rate nationally - raising over
$135,000 in 2006 for community organisations. United Way provides
over 20 volunteer programs per year and six "Seeing is Believing"
programs to help staff understand how their work has helped
"Zurich is delighted to be partnering with United Way Sydney for
our national community program Community Connections. The program
focuses on connecting our employees in tangible ways to their local
communities through the donation of their time and money.
One of the strengths of a partnership with United Way is their
ability to facilitate our engagement with a range of community
organisations. This enables our employees to not only better
understand some of the issues facing different sectors of our
community but also the opportunity to get involved and 'make a
difference' for some of these grass-root organisations - which our
people get a real kick out of."
Alice Cahill, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Zurich Financial
Fuji Xerox Australia
has been a long-standing United Way corporate partner with
participation across eight sites nationally.
Workplace Giving program raises over $90,000 per annum which
includes matching by corporate funds. In addition Fuji Xerox has
integrated United Way's "Seeing is Believing" and Corporate Connect
elements into its leadership development program.
HBF have a very vibrant
workplace giving program with a high participation rate of 47%
raising nearly $100,000 each year for a wide range of community
issues covering youth, health, education, since they first joined
us in 1997.
Australia partners United Way in workplace giving and its
Corporate Connect volunteering programs. Their WPG " Change for
Charity" program has raised over $70,000 for 32 Community Partners
since the introduction in 2008. In 2008 more than 130 Chevron
Australia volunteers provided over 850 hours of work in the
Ports: "We are excited about our partnership with United
Way because it will deliver a range of opportunities for our
employees to support grassroots community projects in Sydney. We
like the idea that at least 90 cents in each donation dollar will
reach these projects and we can interact with them to see the
impact of our contribution."
Greg Martin, CEO, Sydney Ports Corporation.