Personal and Professional Opportunities

The role of an Employee Campaign Manager (ECM) provides benefits that impact the community, your organization and you. The impacts to the community and your organization are fairly obvious. As a connector between United Way of Greater Cleveland and your coworkers, you are providing much needed resources that benefit people in need and position your company to a community impact.

Serving as an ECM provides you with both personal and professional rewards. Personally, you will have the opportunity to give back to your community by empowering your coworkers to make a difference. Many ECMs take great pride in being the one who leads their organization to launching and running a successful campaign that helps so many families in our community.

As an ECM, you can also leverage this role for professional development. There are many professional skills that can be grown and enhanced by running a workplace campaign. These are skills that you can then share with your manager to highlight your value to the organization.

ECMs have shared that they have developed the following professional skills:

  • Team building
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • Basic accounting skills

In addition to professional skill development, ECMs have leveraged their role for career development within the organization. Professionally, serving as an ECM allows you to network with upper management for professional growth. ECMs have shared that they have found this role to provide them with the following skills:

  • Leadership development
  • Team building
  • Cross-departmental relationship building
  • Face time with upper-level management

There are additional ways to leverage your ECM role for career development:

  • Share your campaign successes with your manager in your one-on-one discussions
  • Document and highlight the skills that you displayed and developed by running a workplace campaign