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Do Your Potential Volunteers Know What They Are Getting Into?

When you ask for volunteer information, are you just asking for a name, email address and phone number? Listing the ways that a volunteer can help is good, but you can get even more granular than that.

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How To ‘Fire’ A Volunteer From Your Online Campaign

Volunteers are an important part of virtually every political campaign. No matter what you are running for, the bulk of your campaign work will be performed by volunteers. This may also include your online campaign efforts. Sometimes things don’t go well, though, and you’ll find that you will need to restrict or eliminate a volunteer’s access to your online accounts.

Here are the steps you’ll want to take:

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Soliciting Donations and Volunteers Via Email

People will donate time and money after they have established some level of affinity with a candidate or cause. Turning your newsletter into a broken record of ‘send money and volunteer your time’ will not help. Specific requests for time and money during a campaign are fine, but if these requests are all you use your newsletters for, then don‘t expect much success (or to keep many subscribers).

For contribution requests, it should be made clear where money is going, such as specific television or radio ads or a final mailing before Election Day.

Common ‘excuses’ for donation requests include:

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