Emerging Leaders 365

Give & Give Back With Emerging Leaders 365

Your ponderings of “I should be doing more?” Gone. Make this your year of impact.

Becoming an Emerging Leaders 365 donor is simple—you give $1 a day. And how it’s done is up to you. Give $365 all at once, divvied up monthly, combined with your partner’s gift or even fundraised from your do-gooder friends.

Does your workplace run a giving campaign? Email us at emergingleaders@uwkc.org to find out how you can use your workplace campaign to become a $365 donor.

How Have Emerging Leaders 365s Made a Difference?

In 2018, this group accomplished:

1,918

Hours volunteered at 50+ projects effecting real change in their communities.

See the stories behind these numbers.

2,000

People networked with us at social gatherings and events featuring a diverse range of speakers.

Want to see who’s behind the scenes?

350,000

Dollars given to United Way to ensure people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.

Ready to put your dollars to action?

What This Group Gives You:


  • Networking and connections with other young professionals.
  • A sweet email twice a month to keep you in-the-know on Emerging Leaders 365 happenings.
  • Free entry to tons of events, from speakers panels and happy hours to exclusive in-restaurant multi-course dinners and swanky cocktail events.
  • First access to our ever-popular volunteer projects all across Seattle and King County.
  • An impressive addition to your resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • Real opportunities to stand up for what you believe in.
  • Real opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives.

Check out the nitty-gritty in our FAQ below.

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FAQ


What Does It Take to Join Emerging Leaders 365?

There are four ways you can join Emerging Leaders 365:

What Do I Get for Joining?

Besides the great feeling of helping others and ending injustices here in the Seattle area, you’ll enjoy a full year of benefits such as:

  • Networking and connections with other young professionals in their 20s and 30s.
  • A sweet email twice a month to keep you in-the-know on Emerging Leaders 365 happenings.
  • Free entry to tons of events, from speakers panels and happy hours to exclusive in-restaurant multi-course dinners and swanky cocktail events.
  • First access to our ever-popular volunteer projects all across Seattle and King County.
  • An impressive addition to your resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • Real opportunities to stand up for what you believe in.
  • Real opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives.

Who Can Join?

Any young professionals in their 20s or 30s who want to make a difference, stand up for what they believe in and meet leaders and friends while doing so.

Can I Fundraise the $365 Instead of Giving It All Myself?

You bet! It’s easy to create a personal fundraising page and then ask your network to support United Way of King County in your name. Get started today.

Where Does the $365 Go? Am I Paying for All These Cool Benefits?

No way. All Emerging Leader perks and events are covered by our generous corporate sponsors so that every dollar you give goes directly to building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.

Once I Join, How Long Am I Part of Emerging Leaders 365?

You are part of Emerging Leaders 365 for one full year (or 365 days) from the date that you make your gift. For example, if you make a gift of $365 to United Way on Dec. 1 2018, you are part of Emerging Leaders 365 until Dec. 1 2019.

I Gave Last Year, Does That Count?

Emerging Leaders 365 started July 1, 2018 (the beginning of our fiscal year). If you give a gift any time after that, you’ll be recognized as an Emerging Leader 365 for one full year from the date you give.

Made your donation before that? Thank you for giving! We’ve already put your dollars to work in the community and would love to ask you to give again so we can recognize you with all these great perks!

If I Give, Is My Spouse Included?

Yes! You’ll both be recognized as Emerging Leaders 365 and have access to the full range of benefits.

My Company Matches My Donations—How Does That Work?

We’re not currently set up to recognize matched gifts from the workplace. We love that your company matches donations—and are actively looking to change the way we recognize those gifts.

I Made a Gift and I Haven’t Heard Anything About Emerging Leaders 365. What Gives?

Oh no! We’re so sorry. Sometimes our data processing lags behind. But fear not, we’ll get it straightened out as soon as we can. In the meantime, please contact EmergingLeaders@uwkc.org so that we can get you all taken care of.

Is the Emerging Leaders Program Going Away?

It has morphed into a group with even greater impact! The goodness of the former Emerging Leaders program—it’s all being taken to the next level. We recognized the collective power of giving that rose from this impressive group of young professionals. Emerging Leaders 365 provides this next generation of philanthropists with a clear way to be more deeply involved in our community.


Thank you to our Emerging Leaders 365 sponsor:

Nordstrom