Introductory

  • Document
    Consult this list for ideas on recruiting VISTAs (or new volunteers).
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  • Document
    Gain an understanding of the elements your site should include to market your program effectively.
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    Organize your thinking on how to reach out to an unfamiliar community with this template. This question-and-answer sheet will help you create smoother interactions with new communities when recruiting stakeholders.
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  • Video
    Watch this video to learn about writing a successful press release that will help get your events publicized and covered by media outlets.
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  • Webpage link
    Order a sign to place at service sites to raise awareness about your VISTA project.
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  • Document
    Create a "Minute Message" and review tips for making an "ask."
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  • Multimedia resource
    Dive into the world of direct mail with this tutorial that walks you through the forms, methods, and milestones of effective marketing.
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  • Webpage link
    Use these resources to raise awareness of the effectiveness of individual donors in your fundraising strategy.
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  • Multimedia resource
    Explore the field of community organizing with this interactive resource that provides external links and strategies for bringing groups together to create community change.
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  • Book document
    Use this tutorial to explore how assumptions affect how we perceive people and situations, especially when entering unfamiliar environments and communities.

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