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Leadership Development

Becoming a Leader

Far West

Thank you to Boeing and Far West Fibers for being wonderful supporters of the Leadership Development program.

Loan us one or more of your full-time professionals to work on site for four months as a United Way Community Account Manager--the people that help run workplace giving campaigns.

We'll return the employee to your organization with enhanced skills in:

  • leadership
  • teamwork
  • communication
  • problem-solving
  • presentation
  • sales
  • project management
  • organization
  • customer service skills

They will also have valuable new business contacts and a greater knowledge of the community.

If you can't spare an employee, your organization can still support United Way by donating funds to support a Community Account Manager's salary for the campaign season.

Ready to learn more about the Leadership Development project? Contact Donald Braden, Director of Resource Development Operations, via email or call 503-226-9345.


Who are Account Managers?

Account Managers are professionals who are self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible who have a strong desire to make a difference. Most often Account Managers are future leaders in a company. They might also be employees facing career transitions or recent retirees who are hoping to put their experience and knowledge to work benefiting the community.

Account Managers receive training that develops organizational, public speaking and technical skills that they will use to:

  • Present United Way to businesses and groups of employees.
  • Analyze past performance of assigned campaign accounts.
  • Design, implement, and manage employee campaigns.
  • Set financial and non-financial goals and monitor progress.
  • Motivate Employee Campaign Coordinators to plan and complete their campaigns.
  • Develop and execute customer service plans.
  • Generate new revenue streams and business opportunities for United Way.
  • Network in the business community.

What are the Benefits?

For Sponsoring Companies

  • Training for your employee in leadership, management and communication skills which reduces your internal training budget.
  • Increased visibility of your commitment to our community. In all public appearances the Account Manager is identified as your company representative and you are mentioned as a Leadership Development Program sponsor.
  • Recognition as a sponsor on campaign materials, the United Way website, fall/spring newsletters and events including the Community Partners Breakfast and Celebration of Caring.
  • Valuable access and networking opportunities for your company.

For Account Managers

  • Increased skills in communication, time management, presentations, analysis, problem-solving, team building, project management, customer relations, leadership and consultative sales.
  • Opportunities to network and learn about other businesses from the inside.
  • Greater knowledge of the community and health and human service issues.
  • Greater commitment to our community and your company.

Ready to learn more about the Leadership Development project? Contact Donald Braden, Director of Resource Development Operations, via email or call 503-226-9345.

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