Loaned Executive

One of the most comprehensive professional development programs in Dane County is at United Way!


Professional Development | Multiplied Generosity | Inspired and Informed Community | More Impact

Loaned Executives join with a group of other self-starting, community-minded leaders, partnering with corporate and nonprofit networks to learn more about our community’s needs and contribute to making a positive impact.

Build Your Business Skills

United Way of Dane County delivers an innovative and comprehensive training program to prepare and support our Loaned Executives during their service. As a result, they benefit from an enhanced set of business skills, including:

Account Management

  • In-depth training: fundraising, sales,┬á marketing, event planning and account management best practices.
  • Portfolio Management:┬á 20-30 accounts in a fast-paced, high-accountability environment.
  • Revenue Portfolio Management: approximately $750,000.

Public Speaking

  • Participate in sales and public speaking workshops, resulting in ability to engage an audience and craft a meaningful call to action.
  • Lead presentations in front of 15-30 companies of varying sizes.
  • Work alongside partner nonprofits in addressing our community’s needs.


  • Engage stakeholders, navigating both relationship and task responsibilities.
  • Work with business volunteers to network and engage leadership across accounts and industries.
  • Build a strong team with the Loaned Executive cohort, uniting efforts around a common goal.

Additionally, Loaned Executives will have the opportunity to invest and award grants through the United Way of Dane County Foundation into our community – allowing them to play a crucial role in sparking real, community-wide change.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Campaign Fundraising Specialist – Loaned Executive is either sponsored or loaned by a United Way corporate partner. This person is an extension of the United Way team for four months and finishes the program with a fresh, new set of high-deman skills, including business planning, customer relationship management and public speaking.

A Campaign Fundraising Specialist – Loaned Executive is a self-starter with a desire and potential for growth. Successful Loaned Executives are highly enthusiastic, skilled in relationship development and sales, creative in problem solving, confident in project and time management and believe in teamwork – and have an interest in growing their personal and professional network and leadership skills.