Friday, July 23, 2010

Spread the Word Tip #4: Get Competitive

Our first three tips (#1, #2, & #3) were general things you can do throughout the year. Our fourth is more connected to a specific activity to participate in!

RAPP's a pretty non-competitive thing - after how, how do you measure a "top winner" in fighting oppression, individual awareness, or collective action. That said, a spirit of competition emerges at times. Here's a time I'm fostering it!

Announcing the RAPP XXVI Recruitment Contest!!!

From the data we collect during the application process, we know that word of mouth is our strongest recruitment tool. The information tables, flyers, classroom visits, announcements at trainings/meetings, and website are all important – but we know that most folks who join RAPP did so after hearing about it from people they know.

I want to do everything I can to encourage RAPPers to help with spreading the word about RAPP. So, I’m offering a recruitment contest to give us all a little extra motivation!

There are two ways to win an awesome RAPP gift-pack!
1. The person who is cited as "how I heard about RAPP" on the most applications of people who complete the interview wins a prize!
2. Random drawing – for each person who completes an interview and cites you as "how I heard about RAPP", your name will be entered in a drawing.

You can only win one RAPP gift-pack. With the random drawing, even if you recruit just one person you still have a chance to win!

What do I win?

These gift-packs will continue to grow as I collect random cool stuff. At the point, we know they’ll include:
· Reusable shopping bag(s)
· RAPP buttons
· Random UC giveaways (pens, write-erase boards, t-shirts, doo-dads, and whatnots)

How do I win?

There are two points during the application at which applicants write down how they heard about RAPP: when they first contact us and for their written application. If your name is listed at either of those points and the applicant completes an interview, this counts as you having recruited them.

Applicants can list more than one person – in that case, all people listed get credit.

We wrap up interviews on October 7th and announce who was accepted to each group on October 8th. I’ll also announce the RAPP recruitment contest winners shortly thereafter!

(pic - last year's random draw winner, Eddie C, with some of his prize bag)

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