The final component to recruiting a launch team is making the ask.
Don’t be afraid or ashamed to make the ask:
Whether you’re going to be paying them or not, you are not asking them to make a sacrifice, you are giving them an opportunity to join you in transforming a community.
If you begin a recruiting conversation with an apology, you’ve just lost them.
- Your perspective must be to communicate your vision clearly and ask them to be a part of your team.
- It’s not simply to serve in a role, but to be a part of something bigger.
A few recruiting tips:
- Lead with vision, not ‘the ask. Help people grasp your vision before you ask them to join it.
- One of the best ways to do this is through stories. It helps put a face to your vision. Share testimonies or hypothetical situations of residents in your target community.
- You want people to relate and connect with the problems you are trying to solve.
- Once you’ve communicated clear vision, communicate the team role you would like them to serve in.
- Be clear in your expectations
- Let them see how that role will help in accomplishing the vision.
- Finish with a ‘Imagine If’ vision.
- Give them a mental picture of what their efforts will do in changing a community/city.
- “Imagine if you were in this role…”