Canvass Director Training Launches
Canvass Director training for Spring 2018 has begun.
Every January, April, and September, Membership Drive organizes canvass director trainings in support of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, Working Families Party, The Outreach Team, and other progressive organizations. The Boot Camp consists of a week of (re-)training in canvassing skills, and a second week focused on leadership, management, leadership development, staff recruitment, and more.
New Breakthroughs Rolled Out in Canvass Director Training
Each training builds on the experience of each participant organization in the field and Membership Drive experiments. Previous trainings included roll-outs of techniques that dramatically reduced member cancel calls as well as tools for managing member attrition.
Canvass Director training prior to the summer is focused heavily on staff recruitment. To gear up to support our partners, Membership Drive has run a substantial number of tests to improve the total staff that all of our partners hire. The graphic below shows the results of our work, with the 1,400+ weekly FREE applicants we’ve generated for our partners for the last several weeks. Note that the far right column is shorter because it only represents Sunday – Monday of the current week.
Future canvass director trainings will focus on enhanced leadership development, public speaking, and leadership skills, in addition to constant refinements on staff recruitment, fundraising performance, and member retention.