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EFFECTIVE - Four Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Logistical Management

Have a Plan You always have to start with a plan. Benjamin Franklin once said, “failure to plan is planning to fail”. Your plan should include dates, team leaders, expectations, preparation, resources, travel logistics, legal resources, fundraising tools, communication plans, and more. Work the Plan It might sound simple, but once you have the plan, work it! Revie...

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Effective Short Term Trips - Worksheets and Strategies

This is a set of worksheets that will guide you through the key elements in creating, recruiting, and managing Short Term Mission Trips. Content presented at the Global Missions Health Conference.

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Introducing Limited Registration

What is Limited Registration? Limited Registration provides an experience for users to quickly view a serving opportunity and sign up (on the event page) with just their name, email, and phone number. Consider a time when you are having a campaign for local serving events and you need to quickly display upcoming opportunities and have people sign up (perhaps in a lobby after church for any ...

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EFFECTIVE: Six Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Recruiting

Six Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Recruiting Alumni - Reach out to alumni who have served with your organization before or have specifically been to this location or worked with this partner. Clarify the Win - Quickly state the purpose of the trip and who you are looking to recruit as a team member. The more clearly you clarify from the beginning, the better chance you have of fin...

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EFFECTIVE - Five Tips for Effective Team Preparation

EFFECTIVE PREPARATION Clarify Expectations Clarify expectations with your team. Consider outlining expectations for different groups involved and the different stages of the event. You might outline expectations for the team members, the team leader, the field partner, and the sending organization. You may also outline expectations leading up to the event, the event, and post event. ...

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Managing Personal Fundraising Pages

ServiceReef is pleased to announce new functionality to manage personal fundraising pages. Just a few things you are now able to do: Create a standard fundraising letter text Set standard text to required or editable by participant Allow users to edit their personal fundraising page Require approvals for changes to personal fundraising pages Learn more about personal fundr...

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Things to Consider in Your Budget

Here are a few things to consider when building your budget... Preparation Retreat Lodging & Meals at Retreat Transportation to Retreat Training Resources Team Gear Meetings Travel to Site Travel around Site Lodging for Event Meals for Event Visas Insurance Project Funds Gifts Debrief Expenses Post-Event Meetings Post-Event Resources

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EFFECTIVE - Five Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Marketing

Friends - Ask people and alumni to share with their friends. Give them some triggers for thinking of names. Some examples might be family, small group members, friends, roommates, colleagues, etc. Social Media - It’s good to leverage things like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be intentional with your messaging and create clear calls to action in each of your postings. Create links...

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EFFECTIVE - Four Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Team Leader Success

The Right Person It really does start with the right person and this is often best known by watching people as they experience serving opportunities and how they handle smaller responsibilities. You are looking for a person with the right character, the right temperament, the right social skills, and the right administrative skills. Know what you are looking for and keep lists of potential...

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Admins Posting Stories

Ever need to post a story for an event (as an admin)? Many of our organizations will collect stories during debriefs or through other means but they still want these stories posted to the event page. ServiceReef has added the ability to allow the event admin to load these stories even if they are not an event participant. How can an event admin load a story? The event admin must sig...

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