How to Recruit Team Members PT 2

Thursday, January 22, 2009
How do you follow up with people you have asked to join your fundraising team?

Yesterday I wrote about one of the ways we recruit new team members, and to follow that up, I want write today about...well...following up.

I asked a total of three individuals to join my team from my previous year's donor list. However, while one gladly accepted, two others have not done so as yet. So my question to everyone is what does your experience tell you?

1. Should I simply fire off an email or something as a reminder?
2. Should I hunt them down with a steak knife?
3. Should I let it go?
4. ???

So that's the topic: What is the best way to follow-up with someone about a team member request?


Cara said...

I usually send out reminder emails every two weeks or so (I think it could probably be considered harassment, haha) and usually everyone joins in the long run. Plan B would be to hunt them down with a steak knife, of course. ;)