Empowering emerging leaders
To support our mission of inspiring, leading and uniting an eclectic community of philanthropists, United Way for Greater Austin’s Leadership Development programs are about empowering individuals to stay involved in our community. We are fueling individual action to grow the next generation of philanthropists who will help Greater Austin can continue to thrive.
Volunteer Project Leader Program
The Volunteer Project Leader program is a national training initiative that aims to transform casual volunteers into active community leaders by equipping them with the leadership skills and tools they need to make meaningful and lasting change in their communities. Sign up here.
Loaned Executive Program
During the peak campaign season, United Way for Greater Austin calls on its corporate partners to lend their best and brightest employees to inspire others. These Loaned Executives manage a portfolio of companies as they go through their employee campaign.
The program offers employees growth and development opportunities – giving high-potential employees experience in:
- Business planning
- Project management
- Customer relationship management
- Public speaking
- Sales presentations
Employee Campaign Leaders
Employee Campaign Leaders (ECLs) are the critical link between United Way for Greater Austin and the companies that run employee campaigns. Every year, an ECL is designated from within each company or organization to lead and inspire his or her peers through campaign. They help to plan, implement and lead the campaign alongside a UWATX account manager.
Being an ECL is an enriching role because they help their co-workers and employees give back to our community, encourage teamwork and foster a positive work environment. They can also gain valuable project management, public speaking and leadership experience.