Presentation on theme: "PECSF Effective Canvassing Training “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere."— Presentation transcript:
PECSF Effective Canvassing Training “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Hale
Objectives: To provide canvassers with information necessary to be successful in their Campaign roles. Review the essentials of running the PECSF 2014 Campaign in the workplace. Familiarize canvassers with options for donating and the online pledge system; canvassing techniques and communication skills.
Overview of Today’s Session: Mini Icebreaker – getting to know each other! PECSF 101 : Overview and Review History and Mission, Program and Advantages, Charities Roles and Responsibilities for Canvassers How to Pledge Online BREAK ( 10 min) Effective Canvassing: What to Say and How to Say It! Game show time! and Wrap up
What’s the Program and its Advantages? 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to your chosen charity Your Charity, Your Choice Tax Savings A little goes a long way Save your charities the cost of processing your donation
Who are the Charities? Employees in each of the 28 PECSF regions have a choice of giving to a Pool of Fund Supported Charities or charities from the Donor Choice list. FUND SUPPORTED: Selected by volunteer committees in support of a particular project Supported for a 3 year cycle Report annually MY CHOICE: Referred by employees Unrestricted use of funds Specific to region
Campaign Steps for Canvassers: Pre-Campaign: attend training and team meetings, pick up calendars and list of employees to canvass, put up posters. Active Campaign: 1:1 employee contact, help employees with pledges, distribute calendars, inform employees of Dec. 5 prize draw, help promote events. Post-Campaign: Forward completed pledge forms, cash/cheque donations and draw prize entries to Coordinator.
How to make a donation online... HOW TO DONATE ONLINE.... Reminder: Pledges do not roll over. Pledges need to be renewed each year. Go to the PECSF website www.gov.bc.ca/myhr/communityfund www.gov.bc.ca/myhr/communityfund
Steps to Successful Canvassing: 1. Prepare: Know your facts – the program, the charities and the ways and means of donating. 2. Make your Donation First: It’s much easier to canvass others when you have already given yourself. 3. 100% Face to Face Canvassing - Most Important People are much more likely to give when asked personally compared to a phone call, or leaving the pledge information on a desk. Take the time to ask in person. 4. Say Thanks!
Effective Canvassing: Face to Face; 1:1 works best! 1. Choose a time of the day convenient to visit you visit your co- workers. 2. Gauge Reactions- Be a good listener; perhaps a prospective donor has a question, or a misunderstanding about the Fund. *Remember…everyone is different and no one approach works for everyone.