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Chapter Twelve — Volunteers

Updated Aug 17, 2021

We often say at ioby that no leader is an island. Even the best and brightest leaders need support from others. That’s why we strongly encourage every leader to put together a team for your crowdfunding campaign and to help implement your project. Having volunteers and supporters back you up along the way can boost your project in numerous different ways:

  1. Support: Recruiting volunteers is a great way to gain support for your project from the very beginning. You’re working where people live! So don’t wait until design or implementation; tell your community your ideas at the beginning.
  2. Stability: When people are involved in—or even just informed about—a project from the get-go, they’re more likely to feel a sense of ownership and support it as time goes on. That could mean giving it their time, their money, or just their vocal support.
  3. Ideas: No one knows a neighborhood like a neighbor. They can really help you brainstorm and make your ideas better. Lean on your volunteers and supporters; ask them what they want to see.

This chapter will help provide guidance for you as you recruit and manage your volunteers.

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