RESULTS groups are the fundamental building block of our movement to create the political will to end poverty. Here are some key concepts and tools for keeping your group active and focused on bold, edgy actions.
Roots of a Powerful Group — Meeting the Needs
Understanding why people volunteer is critical. Volunteers don’t have to do any of this stuff, they choose to. Why? They must have needs they are trying to meet. If we understand those needs, we can build our groups to meet them. What do volunteers need?
So, what does this mean for you and your group members? Each of you needs to be aware each other’s needs and try to create a group that meets those needs.
New RESULTS Group Leader Handbook with self-guided training modules.
Do you have a new partner in your midst? After you have signed them up for New Activist Orientation (by contacting Lisa Marchal at [email protected]), customize and print off these elements for a welcome packet you can offer!
2. The RESULTS mission, vision, and organizational structure, to help explain how we do what we do
3. Partner agreements, to help explain what we expect of each other
4. Participation form (in case this has not yet been filled out and mailed to the DC office)
5. "35 Years of RESULTS" to further inspire your group's new addition! (You can request hard copies of our color brochure celebrating our 35 years by contacting Mark Campbell at [email protected])
6. Our RESULTS group's story, to help newcomers see where you've been and where you're now going together
7. Group roster template, to ease the process of staying in good communication
8. Group upcoming schedule template, to help any new partner keep current and be part of the action
9. RESULTS logo, to add to the front of your Welcome Packet folder or binder!
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