Campaign Volunteer FAQs


Campaign Volunteer FAQs

Find the answers to all of your questions about being a campaign volunteer for the Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work. 

Where can we find training materials?

We provide training materials for all campaign volunteers from Department Campaign Chair to Key Connector training, as well as pledge form training for Auditors. We include a manual and Power Print presentation. Please click here.

Where can we find Our Promise logos, brand guidelines, materials, etc.?

We have multiple marketing materials available for your use. Please click here. Can’t find what you are looking for? Please contact your Loaned Executive or the Our Promise office.

Who is the local United Way contact for our regional offices?

You can find our 25 participating PCFD’s, your local United Way, here.

What are the important dates that campaign volunteers should be aware of?

Our Promise runs each year from September 1 – October 31. However, nonprofits should be aware of things that happen all year. Here’s a look:

January – New, Changed, or Deleted payroll deductions from donations pledged during the previous Fall campaign begin.

February – Nonprofit certification is open during February for the Fall 2018 campaign.

March – Campaign results are announced. The annual Our Promise Thank You breakfast is held to recognize our volunteers, as well as leading departments and agencies.

April – Recruitment for the Leadership Team begins.

May - We hold our first Leadership Team meeting and they begin recruiting DCC’s.

June – DCC’s being recruiting KC’s.

July – DCC’s build their campaign teams and start to develop their campaign plans.

August – Campaign teams are in place and Loaned Executives begin reaching out to DCC’s to begin distributing pledge forms. The annual Our Promise Kick Off is held at the State Capitol towards the end of the month.

September – The campaign officially begins on September 1. 

October – The last day of the campaign is October 31. 

November - The Our Promise team processes all pledge forms from the campaign. 

December - The Our Promise team submits all New, Changed or Stopped deductions to the State Controllers Office to begin on January 1.