Focus On: Volunteers: Mind to Muscle to Money
It’s safe to say that the same rules apply in motivating volunteers to make fundraising calls as in motivating them to contribute money:
- Make them feel like they have a piece of the action rather than like they’re being patronized or pressured.
- Let them know that their contributions are valued.
“We thank volunteers a lot,” Anderegg said. “We try to make their day as rewarding as possible.”
David McKenna is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer.