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.

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

Our Promise runs each year from October 1 – December 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 campaign.

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 Leaders United 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.

October - The campaign officially begins on October 3. 

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

December - The last day of the campaign is December 31. In early December we thank campaign volunteers at a Holiday Celebration. The Our Promise team submits all New, Changed or Stopped deductions to the State Controllers Office to begin on January 1.