BORED PEOPLE + TELEPHONES = LOTS OF CALLS TO CONGRESS
“Hey Bob, you want to join my Monday morning calling party?”
How to Create an Office Calling Team
Turn cubicle chatter into calls for the poor. Form a team of co-workers who call Congress each week.
|STEP 1. Share The Passion||Start mention the cause a lot. Passion is contagious. Send links.|
|Step 2. Monkey See Monkey Do||Show your co-workers how easy it is to call:
After that, have them do it right after you so they can first hand see how simple it is. It is easiest to have everyone agree on a specific day of the week to make the call. Therefore, you are able to remind everyone on that day and do it all together.
|Step 3. Timing||People will always assume they don’t have time to do anything extracurricular in their life. Therefore, it is your duty to catch your co-workers during their down time. Try…
Another way to motivate your co-workers to do you a favor is by returning a favor in exchange. For example, if they call their congressional leaders, you will…
|Step 4. Follow Up||Do this as much as possible, follow up with your co-workers. If they committed to taking an action, confirm that they’re still planning on it, then confirm that they did it and express your gratitude!|
Sample Email to Send Co-workers
Hi Sally, have you heard of The Borgen Project before? I just discovered the site and it’s very cool!
Check this page out their site http://borgenproject.org/call-congress/. Drop by my desk in ten minutes. I’m going to try calling Congress!