Fundraiser Preparation: Recruiting Volunteers
How to advice on recruiting volunteers and the best ways to handle personnel assignments.
As previously discussed, to get enough volunteers you need to start early. The best way to do that is by pre-recruiting them. In other words, go through last year’s files and select the members that you think will be the most helpful.
Have each of them make a list of three to five potential volunteers and then instruct them to invite each potential helper to the first meeting.
Create an easy sign-up checklist
Next, use your written job descriptions to create a checklist form that has clearly defined positions and time requirements. At your first meeting, circulate a signup sheet where volunteers can place their name and number next to the description of a suitable position.
There is never a better moment to recruit than at the first meeting!
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