Campaign Toolkit

Our success is driven by dedicated community members like you, and we thank you for Living United as a donor, volunteer, or campaign coordinator.

In order to scale the solutions that will improve the lives of northern Arizonans, we need to expand the number of people willing to live United in Purpose with us. Our goal is to recruit 365 new donors during this campaign in order to continue our important work stepping up for our youth and our community.

But to do it we need your help. Below are resources including talking points, videos, FAQ Sheets, workplace campaign resources, social media templates and more that will help when you talk with family, friends, and colleagues about why living United in Purpose helps all of us in northern Arizona.

Why United Way of Northern Arizona?

  • UWNA convenes leaders to address big issues. By bringing people together to step up for our youth and community, we helps create environments where everyone can thrive.
  • UWNA cultivates partnerships. Through our work with governments, nonprofits, businesses, faith communities, education institutions, and individuals, we are able to monitor the needs of our community and respond quickly as issues and opportunities arise.
  • UWNA invests in your local community. When you give to UWNA, your money stays local and helps to make a difference where you live.
  • UWNA gets resources where they are needed most – quickly and efficiently. UWNA’s volunteer Community Investment teams and Board of Directors ensure that donated dollars and other sources of funding are bundled together to significantly fund proven programs and services. UWNA also marshals volunteers and financial support in times of crisis, such as wildfires, floods, and other emergencies.
  • UWNA is a trusted and transparent organization. For more than 50 years, UWNA has been working diligently for northern Arizona and we have earned high ratings from GuideStar and Charity Navigator for our operations.

Campaign Videos

Social Media Assets

Use these social media posts and Facebook frame to show how you live United In Purpose.

Proud to Be

Download these sample social media posts:
Word VersionPDF Version

Download these images:
Proud to Be United in Purpose
Together We Can Improve Lives

Use this United in Purpose Facebook profile picture frame. Here’s how:

  • Grab the template HERE.
  • Click the purple ‘USE TEMPLATE’ button
  • Upload your profile picture to Canva (drag and drop)
  • Drag the uploaded picture to the center of the template and position as necessary
  • Click the ‘SHARE’ button in the top right corner
  • Click ‘DOWNLOAD’
  • Select file type ‘JPG’ and click download again
  • Upload your new profile picture to your Facebook profile

Campaign Materials

Download these PDFs to help recruit new supporters or conduct a workplace campaign.

Community Investment Teams

How Community Investment Teams
Get Your Donations Where They Are Needed

At the heart of the United Way of Northern Arizona’s grant process is the Community Investment (CI) Fund, a volunteer-driven process that invests your donations into the proven programs, partnerships and initiatives that are changing lives in Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties every day.

There are currently 37 community volunteers participating in one of seven Community Investment Teams spread throughout northern Arizona.

This year, their review process is a little different.

Typically, UWNA disburses one-year grants to our partners, but in 2021, we chose to make two-year commitments to each of the the 42 programs supported through your donations, with an initial grant given last year and a “renewal” grant awarded this year.

That change gave our partners a little more stability and the opportunity to plan out beyond one year.

We continue to do our due diligence to ensure that your donations to UWNA are wisely spent. Each program recently provided a progress report and over the next few weeks, our CI Teams will be reviewing those documents to determine if the programs are meeting their goals and should get their renewal grant this year.

UWNA is continuing to recruit additional Community Investment Team members, particularly for Page and the northeast part of the state. If you are interested, you can find more information at Volunteer Hub.

Eric Scott, the Human Resource Manager for Navajo County who leads the Northeast Community Investment team, says the process “allows for a careful analysis of the applicants and a loving concern as the steward of these donations, to ensure the most responsible impact can be made for the organizations that are serving our community.”

Recommendations by the CI Teams are the first step of the approval process. CI Team leaders will meet with UWNA Board Member (and Coconino County Assessor) Armando Ruiz, who is the chair of the CI Team process this year. He in turn, will present their recommendations to the full Board of Directors in June with awards going out the following month.

The actual amount of the renewal grants will depend, however, on how much money UWNA is able to raise during the current annual campaign. If you would like to give to the Community Investment Fund and have your donation count towards this year’s renewal grants, please click HERE. Thank you!