Employee Campaign Leaders Training shares information about new directions, best practices

Last Thursday morning hundreds of Mid-Southerners helping lead the 2013-14 United Way fundraising drive met at The Peabody in Memphis, TN for an information and training session to support the work of raising resources to improve local education, financial stability and health across our region.

Joe Birch

Joe Birch

Bruce Hopkins

Bruce Hopkins

The morning session was hosted by WMC TV 5 anchorman Joe Birch, a long-time supporter of United Way and of this particular training session.

Morning speakers included:

  • General Campaign Chairman Bruce Hopkins from First Tennessee
  • Scott Fountain from Baptist Memorial Health Care who is also a co-chairman of United Way’s Strategic Plan Implementation Committee
  • Marlon Foster from Knowledge Quest, Inc.
  • Cynthia Salem representing Maddona Learning Center
  • Larry Jackson from the National Association of Letter Carriers representing organized labor
United Way President Bryce Haugsdahl (left, standing) speaks with volunteers at one of the Employee Campaign Leaders Training breakout sessions.

United Way President Bryce Haugsdahl (left, standing) speaks with volunteers at one of the Employee Campaign Leaders Training breakout sessions.

During the early morning session, the volunteers were thanked for their service by Hopkins and given an overview of United Way’s Strategic Plan and process of reinvention by Fountain. Foster and Salem provided a “hands-on-the-ground” view as they shared details of how supporting United Way impacts the lives of children their organizations work with every day. Jackson reminded the audience to remember that organized labor is a strong partner in the United Way movement.

Training sessions (this one led by Concetta Harris and Jay Hollingshed) shared best practices and answered questions from volunteers about working with the United Way system.

Training sessions (this one led by Concetta Harris and Jay Hollingshed) shared best practices and answered questions from volunteers about working with the United Way system.

Later-morning breakout sessions were focused on training and best practices for spreading the word about the fundraising drive, answering volunteer and community questions and getting key members involved in supporting the regional campaign.

We wish to thank the following volunteer leaders and facilitators for helping United Way with last week’s training session:
– Concetta Harris, Division of Fire Services
– Jay Hollingshed, Division of Fire Services
– Gray Carter, Buckeye Technologies
– Lisa Jenkins, Valero
– Glenn Hill, FedEx
– Steve Hill, FedEx
– Ryan Miller, FedEx

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