Centers of Excellence

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Register by July 31 to save $100.

We're thrilled to announce the return of one of our most popular programs, CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE, this time focusing on the United Way Workplace Campaign! United Ways continue to set best-in-class standards around our strategic goals and operational excellence. The ever-popular Centers of Excellence programs showcase select United Ways who share their paths to success!

Designed as a two-day program, CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE explore how local United Ways are setting the standard in a specific performance areas. Our research has shown that improving performance in these key focus areas can transform a United Way's overall capacity.

  • Robust volunteer engagement in Workplace Campaign and Major Gifts / Tocqueville fundraising
  • Balancing top-line with RUM
  • Deep relationships with corporate leaders
  • Ability to unbundle impact into products and causes donors want to invest in
  • Knowledgeable Board/CEO in United Way practices and accountability

The exceptional efforts (and persistence and patience) of our host United Ways are delivering tremendous impact in their communities. Special thanks to our many dedicated colleagues who are excited to share their perspective and expertise with the network.


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The United Way Workplace Campaign, which accounts for more than 90% of our donors, is still the #1 channel to reach individual donors. A well-run, fundamentally sound campaign is a differentiator of high performing United Ways, and creates a strong foundation for other growth: diversifying revenue, developing new impact opportunities, cultivating new donors, and inspiring engagement throughout the community. To fulfill our commitment to transform our corporate partnerships and to create great individual experiences, we must examine how to make the most of campaign.

Join us from August 15-16 to discover how United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) continues to maximize our #1 channel, the Workplace Campaign, as a major component of their United Way’s success. With more than 18,000 generous donors and 400 companies, UWGLV raises money and invests in programs to transform the lives of over 60,000 people in the Lehigh Valley. These statistics highlight why UWGLV, a mid-sized market celebrating their 100th Anniversary, is an outstanding model of Campaign excellence. Register now to visit their team in eastern Pennsylvania to learn the inside secrets of how they do it.

Hear from their staff as they share their real world experience - trials and errors, innovations and setbacks, and hard-won progress based on workplace campaign, leadership and major giving. Whether you’re a like size market that can apply 1:1 strategies or a smaller market that will aspire to these practices, there’s something for everyone. What better way to learn - from your peers, on-site, and within the context where the learning and progress actually happens!

This CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE is your opportunity to

  • Gather detailed documentation on a sustained successful campaign process
  • Clarify organizational roles and strategy
  • Engage in honest conversation with network peers
  • Discover new perspectives on volunteer engagement
  • Broaden your team of network peers


Register before July 31 and SAVE $100!

Early Registration Fee: $645.00 by July 31
Standard Registration Fee: $745.00 after July 31