Loaned Executive Program
Each fall, when large numbers of area companies hold their workplace giving campaigns, a group of Loaned Executives works with United Way to raise our visibility and reach our fundraising goal. Concentrated into just four months, it's hard work, but also a tremendous opportunity to get acquainted with local issues and those working on them. It's also a chance to network in the business community, and make contacts that can later benefit the Loaned Executive's company.
Companies typically choose rising stars for their Loaned Execs, or alternatively seasoned leaders who can add particular value thanks to deep experience. Sometimes companies who can't spare someone will instead sponsor United Way to hire someone in the company's name. Either way, it makes a deep impact on United Way's ability to reach out and have a successful campaign.
To learn more about the Loaned Executive Program, please contact Erica Wiley at 206.461.8491.
THANK YOU 2010-2011 LOANED EXECUTIVE PROGRAM SPONSORS
The Boeing Company
Group Health Cooperative
King County Library System
Puget Sound Energy
IS THE LOANED EXECUTIVE PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOUR COMPANY?
Do you want the future leaders of your organization to be:
- Successful project managers?
- Results-driven with a sales orientation?
- Customer-focused with outstanding service delivery?
- Well-connected to other businesses in the community?
The Loaned Executive Program will train employees in:
- Strategic planning
- Setting and reaching goals
- Project management
- Sales and new business development
- Group facilitation and public speaking
- Networking with local businesses
- Responding to objections
- Working with diverse populations
- Interpersonal communication
- Team building
- Problem solving
How it works:
Employees will go through an intensive two-week training. They will then work on-site at United Way of King County for a four-month period and work as fundraisers and community spokespersons for our annual campaign. At the end of the campaign, employees return to their companies with new and enhanced skills.*
*Please note that companies are responsible for their loaned employees' meals at LE training ($50), parking ($600) and mileage ($300).
Can't spare an employee?
Your organization can provide sponsorship dollars to underwrite the cost of hiring a talented professional if you can't send one of your employees for the Loaned Executive Program. In Fall 2010, the full sponsorship amount is $14,000 and covers salary, taxes, local travel expenses, training and supplies.