I saw again the power of enthusiasm in getting people engaged.
Recently I attended a house meeting for a political campaign, and I was amazed to see how supportive and enthusiastic the organizer was.
When someone suggested and idea for how they could support the campaign, the organizer gushed with positive feedback and encouragement for the volunteer to take on that project.
Do you want to register voters in a senior center? That’s a great idea! Good thinking! Go for it.
Even I found myself committing to more than I had bargained for at the meeting. I started out planning just to say that I would run the Detroit Marathon as a fundraiser for this candidate. Soon, the organizer had me thinking bigger about how we could recruit other runners to do the same thing and to make it an event.
How can you get more out of your volunteers and activists? Cheer them on!