Build your brand on giving.

Workplace giving has long been a highly valued tradition. It is one of the most simple and effective ways for employees to give back to their community. And, it is one of the most significant resources employers offer to address community needs.

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What is a workplace campaign?

Here at United Way of Whatcom County, we conduct more than 75 workplace campaigns annually. During a workplace campaign, CEO’s and volunteer campaign coordinators encourage their employees and co-workers to donate to United Way of Whatcom County’s Community Impact Fund. Workplace campaigns are held at small businesses and large corporations in a variety of industries ranging from construction to banking. They are the backbone of our fundraising activities. 


  • Someone (you?) at your place of work contacts us about hosting a campaign
  • We help you plan a donation ask and include fun activities that build moral
  • We set you up with an online portal to accept employee donations
  • Donations can be made via check, cash, or automatic paycheck deduction
  • You can choose to double your employees' impact by offering a company match
  • Join us for our annual Campaign Celebration with catered food and fun

Employees who give, and who see their employers give, feel good about their jobs. Employees who feel good about their jobs stick around.

Why Host a Campaign?


United Way of Whatcom County bands together the business, public, and social service sectors to achieve a common goal: financial stability for every person in our community.



We help fund over 25 nonprofits. When we do the fundraising for them, their staff are freed up to provide direct services. We make fundraising easier for nonprofits. We make giving easier for you. Why write 25 checks, when you can write one?



When a company exhibits strong corporate social responsibility, the impact* on consumers is big:

  • 92% have a more positive image of the company
  • 87% are more likely to support the company
  • 88% are more loyal to the company
  • 89% switch to brands associated with good causes, given similar price and quality


  • 76% consider a company’s CSR commitments when deciding where to work
  • 64% won’t take a job from a company that doesn’t exhibit strong CSR
  • 88% say their job is more fulfilling when they have opportunities to make a positive impact on important issues
  • 83% would be more loyal to a company that exhibits strong CSR
  • 75% would take a pay cut to work for a socially responsible company

*2017 Cone Communications CSR Study

**2016 Cone Communications Millennial Employee Management Study