Spotlight on 2013 Loaned Representatives

Spotlight on 2013 Loaned Representatives

We were very lucky to have two Loaned Representatives from Interior Savings Credit Union and Interior Savings Insurance Services this campaign season. The Loaned Representative Program is when an employer provides a Loaned Rep (LR) to United Way for a 15 week period from September to December to assist with the annual fundraising campaign. The LR helps motivate volunteers and inspire donors in our community.

Lisa Baker from Interior Savings Credit Union and Brittney Nadeau from Interior Savings Insurance Services joined our team and quickly learned the mechanics of the Campaign and accepted responsibilities on the Campaign side.

Brittney was instrumental in raising dollars in the North Thompson where she grew up – making presentations at Canfor and soliciting new corporate dollars.  She has also been critical in our Campaign processing under our new system,  as well as organizing the Campaign on the Insurance side and also a  Day of Caring for their Branch. Lisa was critical for the success of our Jail and Bail event looking after all the organizational aspects managing the data base and connecting with participants beforehand, then completing the circle finishing the event with total dollars raised and balancing of funds.  She also managed her own campaigns such as the RCMP and the ISCU side of the Campaign.

United Way is very grateful to Interior Savings Credit Union and Interior Savings Insurance Services for this significant contribution of one of the most valuable resources — people.

Here are Lisa and Brittney’s perspectives on their time spent with United Way:

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Lisa Baker:

What is the name of the organization that has loaned/sponsored you and their involvement with United Way?
Interior Savings Credit Union

Why did you decide to participate in United Way’s Loaned Rep program?
Since moving to Kamloops I have wanted to give back to the community in various ways and the Loaned Rep program was a great way to learn about and access the different organizations that are in need.

What is a typical day like?
Depends on the day and the stage of the campaign. But there is always something to do and a task that needs to be completed!

What is the number one highlight you’ve had during this year’s United Way campaign?
Watching people get “thrown in jail” at the Jail & Bail was pretty entertaining. I was amazed at how willing and committed the arrestees were with fundraising.

Is the Loaned Rep program what you expected?
The Loaned Rep program was more than what I expected! I have learned a lot about United Way and Kamloops as a community. I learned new skills; such as presentation, liaising, communication and coordinating on a large scale that I wouldn’t of otherwise had the opportunity to learn at my regular job.

Would you recommend the Loaned Rep program to a friend or colleague? If yes, why?
Absolutely! It’s a great way to understand the inner workings of a large charitable organization as well as meet different people.

In one word, how would you describe your experience as a Loaned Rep?
Wonderful!

Brittney Nadeau:

Canfor day 1What is the name of the organization that has loaned/sponsored you and their involvement with United Way?
I am a Loaned Representative from Interior Savings Insurance. Interior Savings Insurance is in pursuit of a goal which is common to United Way which focuses on youth, health & economic development.

Why did you decide to participate in United Way’s Loaned Rep program?
I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about my community and the United Way, enhance current skills and learn new ones, and I thought it would be fun – I was right!

What is a typical day like?
It’s hard for me to describe a typical day – every day was different! The girls at United Way utilized our time well every day, and made sure we were busy doing anything & everything possible to help ensure another successful Campaign.

What is the number one highlight you’ve had during this year’s United Way campaign?
My number one highlight was traveling to my hometown of Clearwater with Amber – Not only did I get to present to individuals at several businesses, including both of my parents who have never seen me public speak before, but we were able to meet with a family friend who has never heard of United Way, and educate him about how United Way is helping in their community. By speaking with him, he planted the idea to reach out to several business owners in Clearwater to raise more awareness of what United Way is doing in the North Thompson, and in turn, hopefully raise more money for the North Thompson Community Fund. He also donated $1,000!!

Is the Loaned Rep program what you expected?
The Loaned Rep program was much more than I expected. I did not anticipate becoming as passionate as I have about United Way. Once I learned more about United Way and how they are helping so many less fortunate individuals in our community, I wanted to do everything I possibly could to educate others who may not know what they do and who they help, and I want to continue to do so!

Would you recommend the Loaned Rep program to a friend or colleague? If yes, why?
Absolutely! To say my experience with United Way has been rewarding, does not even come close to covering it. I have learned so much about my community and the myriad of services offered by local non-profit organizations. It is a great learning, growing, and fun experience who I would recommend to anyone who has the opportunity!

In one word, how would you describe your experience as a Loaned Rep?
Fulfilling – in so many ways!

 

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2017-01-23T21:57:24+00:00December 20th, 2013|Campaign 2013, Jail & Bail, Kamloops, Our Team|