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Motivation

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Motivation

  1. 1. How to Mobilize People for a Cause By Taha Ghayyur
  2. 2. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause “ Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do.” – Dwight Eisenhower
  3. 3. <ul><li>In this 2 part presentation we will explore: </li></ul>Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause I. Dynamics of Volunteer Motivation II. How to Attract and Retain Volunteers
  4. 4. <ul><li>Volunteerism Dilemma Today: </li></ul><ul><li>While more and more people are talking about giving back to the community, non-profit organizations are increasingly reporting decline in volunteer participation and commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>Why are our organizations failing to inspire and motivate volunteers to commit to a cause? </li></ul><ul><li>Have we considered the increasing competition for volunteer recruitment? How are we making our volunteer engagements more attractive? </li></ul>Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause > Dynamics of Volunteer Motivation
  5. 5. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>Happy Volunteers aren’t Necessarily Productive Action: Focus on Productivity and you will find happy & satisfied volunteers and supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Generation Values Impact How People Respond to Your Cause </li></ul><ul><li>Action: Understand the values of contribution and commitment each generation of volunteers bring to your organization and develop expectations accordingly </li></ul>> Dynamics of Volunteer Motivation
  6. 6. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>Telling Volunteers to “Do Your Best” isn’t likely to Achieve their Best Action: Challenge volunteers to achieve specific objectives and goals </li></ul><ul><li>You Get What You Reward! Action: Reward Right Actions & Behaviour </li></ul>> Dynamics of Volunteer Motivation
  7. 7. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>“ Carrots” and “Sticks” Ain’t Going to Cut It Action: Go beyond Rewards and Threats; figure out what motivates individuals. There is no quick fix to motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Extrinsic versus Intrinsic Motivators Action: In addition to recognition, awards, leadership experience, pay attention to internal motivators, like personal beliefs & personalities </li></ul>> Dynamics of Volunteer Motivation
  8. 8. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>What’s In It For Me? We have entered a new era of “self-interest” based volunteerism. According to McClelland- Atkinson Model, Volunteers can be classified under 3 different “Motivational Types”: </li></ul><ul><li>Achievers </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliators </li></ul><ul><li>Power (Influence) People </li></ul><ul><li>Action: It’s challenging to determine what motivational type a person is. There may also be overlaps. </li></ul>> Dynamics of Volunteer Motivation
  9. 9. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>Paradigm Shift: New Trends in Volunteerism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift 1: Googleized Generation (World of Instant Results and Connections) IMPACT: As a culture, volunteers expect immediate connections & concrete results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift 2: From finding the right task or cause to becoming the right brand. IMPACT: Very few people can or want to make long-term commitments. </li></ul></ul>> Dynamics of Volunteer Motivation
  10. 10. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><ul><li>Shift 3: From commodity to experience. IMPACT: Volunteering needs to be an “experience first” event. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>----------------------------------------------------- </li></ul></ul>> Dynamics of Volunteer Motivation
  11. 11. <ul><li>In this 2 part presentation we will explore: </li></ul>Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause I. Dynamics of Volunteer Motivation II. How to Attract and Retain Volunteers
  12. 12. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>Sell Your Vision & Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Action: Show them the BIG Picture to look forward to. Give them a purpose to be passionate about. </li></ul><ul><li>Make their Contributions Significant & Meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Action: Make them feel their help is making a difference. Frequently tell them who they are benefiting. Share feedback from community. </li></ul>> How to Attract and Retain Volunteers
  13. 13. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>Transform their “Positive Dissatisfaction” into Positive Action </li></ul><ul><li>Action: Determine what bothers them about the society or the world and channel this energy to constructive work </li></ul><ul><li>Define Expectations Clearly </li></ul><ul><li>Action: Vague job description without deadlines leads to de-motivation and disappointed </li></ul>> How to Attract and Retain Volunteers
  14. 14. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>Be Sensitive to their Feelings & Needs Action: Treat them as unique individuals, not a replaceable part of a machine </li></ul><ul><li>Value Volunteers as the “Greatest Asset” Action: If volunteers are precious to your work, how much have you invested in their personal & professional development? </li></ul>> How to Attract and Retain Volunteers
  15. 15. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>Give Frequent Constructive Feedback Action: Be a Coach & Mentor, not just a Manager. Focus on behaviour, not the person. Personal positive feedback is very empowering. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank, Recognize & Reward- The Most Powerful Motivators! </li></ul><ul><li>Action: Celebrate success together. Recognize achievements. Have an attitude of gratitude. </li></ul>> How to Attract and Retain Volunteers
  16. 16. Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause <ul><li>Develop a Productive Environment Action: If you are looking for efficiency and focus, it rarely occurs in flexible, leisure times. Encourage “Flow Experience” in professional settings to increase productivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Food is always Welcomed! Action: Good and ample food can truly inspire dead hearts and brains to action! </li></ul>> How to Attract and Retain Volunteers
  17. 17. <ul><li>Sources for Future Readings: </li></ul><ul><li>The Truth About Being a Leader…And Nothing But the Truth (Dr. Karen Otazo) </li></ul><ul><li>The Truth About Managing People…And Nothing But the Truth (Stephen P. Robbins) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the Leader Within You (John C. Maxwell) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Reasons Why You’re Finding It Hard to Find & Keep Volunteers - And What To Do About It (Chris Jarvis) http://www.businessfightspoverty.org </li></ul>Motivation: How to Mobilize People for a Cause > How to Attract and Retain Volunteers Thank You for Listening & Watching!

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