How to build your winning team Tanya Tarr Texas AFT
Politics are participatory.
Where should we go next?
The Mobilization Cycle
• I believe in the cause • It’s convenient and not time-consuming • Sounds like fun – I’d enjoy the activity • It would be good on my resume • It’s a way to meet people • I want to make a difference in my school/life/community • I’ve been helped by the candidate • Someone askedWhy do people volunteer?
Precinct Captain Host a Talk to coffee neighbors Phone bank Come to an event Sign up for email alertsThe Ladder of Engagement
Email-based weekly newsletter with a volunteer spotlight Clear calendar of events, including theme nights “Volunteer appreciation night” Roles with increasing responsibility and recognition Continual training opportunitiesMaintaining Engagement
Retirees Former and current Girl People who played or Boy Scouts team sports Active church or Former and retired religious members Military Former Missionaries Consistent volunteers People in Sales for other organizations Kickball, community Union members gardeners, Habitat for Humanity, PTA, etc.Who makes a good volunteer?