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Fundraiser Idea: Creating And Managing Your Volunteer Teams

February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 151

The first thing that you need to consider before trying to plan your fundraiser idea is creating your volunteer teams. A single fundraising event is composed of different volunteer teams that will help you execute your events effectively. Without the help of these competent and capable individuals, you are going to end up doing everything by yourself; this is pretty much impossible especially if you want to organize a big fundraising project. I am going to briefly discuss the step-by-step process in building your team and how to manage them effectively.

Your fundraiser idea would never come into completion without the help of your volunteers. If we are to compare a fundraising project into a military organization, you are the commander while your volunteers are your troops. Without your troops, you can never complete even a single mission. In recruiting your volunteers, the first thing that you need to consider is the different teams that will make up your fundraising organization. Most fundraising groups have different teams such as advertising team, sales team, marketing team and financial team. These fundraising teams work in harmony with each other in order for your fundraising event to become successful. When looking for your volunteers, make sure that they already have experience in advertising, marketing, finance and sales so that you won't have a hard time teaching them how to execute your events. But you can still recruit first-time volunteers; you just need to prioritize individuals who have past fundraising experiences. You also need to advertise your fundraising program so that people in your community will know that you are in need of volunteers. You must do this as early as possible so that you can easily organize your volunteers into their respective teams. This will also give you enough time to train and teach them all about your fundraising events even before the start of your campaign.

Aside from recruiting your volunteers, you should also assign different team leaders in your fundraising teams. Your leaders will be tasked in handling your volunteers and making sure that they are doing the tasks and responsibilities given to them. When choosing your volunteers, you have to make sure that they have extensive knowledge on their tasks since they will also be the ones who are going to train new volunteers in their respective teams. Your leaders must also be highly motivated in their work, has good skills in dealing with people and quiet experienced in leading other people. Having individual leaders leading your teams will help you track the performance of your teams without supervise them personally. You can easily conduct a meeting with your leaders and discuss ways on how to further improve your fundraiser. You don't need to conduct a large meeting in order to keep track of the performance of your teams; you just need to ask your leaders about it. This will help you focus more on other things aside from handling and managing your volunteer teams. Just make sure that your leaders will keep you updated at all times regarding the progress of their respective teams.

The AIM Fundraising website is a reputable fundraising company that can supply you with loads of fundraiser idea for your team to try.

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