Becoming a United Way of Williamson County Corporate Partner

2016 Campaign Awards-11Does your company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program? Increasingly, CSR is becoming one of the most important things a company can do to build both employee and customer loyalty. According to one recent survey, 93 percent of surveyed consumers have a more positive image of companies that support social and environmental issues, while numerous studies show CSR is a strong way to increase employee engagement and happiness and attract top talent. United Way of Williamson County (UWWC) is proud to collaborate with more than 150 corporate partners representing both locally owned and Fortune 500 companies with ties to Williamson County. Corporate partners are vital in the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in the community.

What are the benefits of being a UWWC Corporate Partner?
• Develop leaders in your company
Volunteering and leading employee giving campaigns can give employees the chance to step into leadership roles earlier than may be possible in the workplace, giving the employee a confidence boost and the employer insight into the employee’s capabilities.

• Provide teambuilding and networking opportunities for your employees
Volunteering with coworkers gives employees a chance to step outside the corporate hierarchy and departmental bubbles for a little while and get to know coworkers they may not routinely interact with. And as an added bonus, when coworkers can engage with each other more informally — which is often the case with group volunteer events — they are more likely to develop a stronger camaraderie that can translate into a stronger working relationship.

• Facilitate and publicize your community support
UWWC actively shares – through both traditional media and social media – the many ways our corporate partners help build a stronger community and better lives.

• Increase employee engagement and happiness
Group volunteer events provide fun and fulfilling experiences for employees, making for happier employees. And happier employees are more productive employees. Research shows that when employees are happier, they are better collaborators and more creative.

• Learn more about Williamson County’s nonprofit community
UWWC offers Agency Tours and Lunch & Learns to help partners gain a better understanding about the 46 education, health, and financial stability programs we work with in Williamson County.

• Maximize your CSR impact
Through UWWC’s Community Impact Fund, community volunteers make sure donations are used responsibly and to maximum effect to meet the community’s most urgent needs in removing barriers to learning, in supporting the community’s most vulnerable and in reducing burdens of financial need. In addition, UWWC’s Volunteer Center provides year-round opportunities to organize engaging volunteer events that will make an impact in the community.

To learn more about becoming a UWWC corporate partner, contact UWWC’s Donor Relations team at (615) 771-2312.

Aug 1, 2017 | Campaign