PECSF Effective Canvassing Training “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Hale Objectives: To provide canvassers with information necessary to be successful in their Campaign roles. Review the essentials of running the PECSF 2014 Campaign in the workplace . Familiarize canvassers with options for donating and the online pledge system; canvassing techniques and communication skills. Overview of Today’s Session: Mini Icebreaker – getting to know each other! PECSF 101 : Overview and Review History and Mission, Program and Advantages, Charities Roles and Responsibilities for Canvassers How to Pledge Online BREAK ( 10 min) Effective Canvassing: What to Say and How to Say It! Game show time! and Wrap up Campaign Highlights Campaign 2014 Here We Come... Why We’re Here Today! Artemis Options Society: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCk0HmThSIw&fe ature=player_embedded What’s the Program and its Advantages? •100% of every dollar donated goes directly to your chosen charity •Your Charity, Your Choice •Tax Savings •A little goes a long way •Save your charities the cost of processing your donation Who are the Charities? Employees in each of the 28 PECSF regions have a choice of giving to a Pool of Fund Supported Charities or charities from the Donor Choice list. FUND SUPPORTED: Selected by volunteer committees in support of a particular project Supported for a 3 year cycle Report annually MY CHOICE: Referred by employees Unrestricted use of funds Specific to region Campaign Steps for Canvassers: Pre-Campaign: attend training and team meetings, pick up calendars and list of employees to canvass, put up posters. Active Campaign: 1:1 employee contact, help employees with pledges, distribute calendars, inform employees of Dec. 5 prize draw, help promote events. Post-Campaign: Forward completed pledge forms, cash/cheque donations and draw prize entries to Coordinator. WHO? •regular, part time, or auxiliary employees; employees on secondments •any personnel receiving a T4 issued by your pay office •retirees (one-time donations by cheque/ money order only). HOW? Online and Paper Pledge Form How to make a donation online... HOW TO DONATE ONLINE.... Reminder: Pledges do not roll over. Pledges need to be renewed each year. Go to the PECSF website www.gov.bc.ca/myhr/communityfund WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=JPOVWKPMG8O Steps to Successful Canvassing: 1. Prepare: Know your facts – the program, the charities and the ways and means of donating. 2. Make your Donation First: It’s much easier to canvass others when you have already given yourself. 3. 100% Face to Face Canvassing - Most Important People are much more likely to give when asked personally compared to a phone call, or leaving the pledge information on a desk. Take the time to ask in person. 4. Say Thanks! Effective Canvassing: Face to Face; 1:1 works best! 1. Choose a time of the day convenient to visit you visit your co- workers. 2. Gauge Reactions- Be a good listener; perhaps a prospective donor has a question, or a misunderstanding about the Fund. *Remember…everyone is different and no one approach works for everyone. Pledge cards and calendars for everyone! Resources and Tools Website: www.gov.bc.ca/myhr/communityfund Sharepoint:https://hr.gov.bc.ca/pecsf/default.aspx#.