Making an impact for positive outcomes
Show your customers you care
As a small business owner, you understand that a strong, healthy community is good for business. Show your customers you care about our community by joining the 365 Small Business Circle.
For only a dollar a day, or $365 a year, your business can make an impact in people’s lives. Your membership to the 365 Small Business Circle is helping United Way of Mid-Maine improve the quality of life in Northern Kennebec, Western Waldo, and Somerset Counties.
Proudly displaying your 365 window decal on your business front will let your customers know you’re committed to creating positive outcomes and change for families and individuals who use your services and products. Become a member today.
Just $1 a day may be the best investment you make all year - for your business and your community.
- 365 Small Business Circle Member decal and logo in a format for online or print media
- Listing and link on UWMM’s website
- Listing in UWMM’s annual report
- Recognition at UWMM's annual campaign events
- Listing in UWMM’s print and e-newsletters when featuring the 365 Small Business Circle
- Feature recognition with larger logo on above listings and recognitions for leadership level of $750+ a year
- Recognition through UWMM’s social media avenues, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
- Invitation to annual events and opportunities for additional networking, social, and philanthropic activities
Ways to Invest
There are several simple ways to join other area businesses in this collective investment in our community while increasing your business’ visibility and strengthening customer loyalty. Make a gift of any amount (greater than or equal to $365 annually*) through one or more of these options:
Direct Business Contribution: Make an investment that matches your community spirit with your bottom line. Giving $365 will make your business a 365 Small Business Circle Member. Simply write a one-time check or make a pledge now and we can bill you monthly, quarterly or annually.
Full Circle: Engage your staff in joining you in a business-wide investment. For example, create an employee incentive such as matching employee contributions.
Purchase with a Purpose: Create a business benefit event or promotion event that invites your customers to make an impact as well. Donate a percentage of sales or proceeds from a special item purchase. UWMM will work with you to give you ideas for these kinds of promotions.
*Donations of $365 - $749 are recognized at 365 Small Business Circle Members. Donations $750+ are recognized at a Leadership Level.
Return on Investment
Raised business visibility: Your community investment is visibly recognized in a variety of ways throughout your membership term.
Brand identity: Your business is aligned with the strong United Way brand. Attract and maintain customers by displaying your commitment with an exclusive 365 Small Business Circle decal.
Community commitment: As a 365 Small Business Circle member, your business benefits from the trust, good will and emotional connection the United Way of Mid-Maine has built on for over 60 years.
Efficient and effective community support: No need to write several checks. One contribution to UWMM’s annual campaign, combined with thousands of others, will support numerous UWMM initiatives and a network of local agencies committed to improving the quality of life for all.
For more information: view the brochure, email us, or call 873-0686.
Sign up today by paying securely through Paypal or printing the pledge form.
United Way of Mid-Maine is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization.