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Mission trip cancelled? How about repurposing the trip to fit this current crisis?

Missions trip cancelled? What if you could repurposing the trip to fit this current crisis? We have some ideas for you in this post.

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Interviewing Potential Team Members

Things to consider Where is the best place to host your interview? If you have to make it over the phone, how can you get a good feel for the person? If in person, how many people will need to sit in the interview? If a big group, try to minimize the intimidation factor Set the applicant at ease - start with some small talk - it helps both parties ...

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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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Budgeting Tool Overview

It’s important to keep track of your finances, especially your expenses. We also understand that every organization managing their finances and budgets very unique to their systems and processes. Our hope is that this tool will enable you to efficiently manage finances, expenses, and reconciliation with minimal work. The budgeting tool is built to allow three primary functions - create...

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Personal Fundraising Pages

A Fundraising Catalyst As we have worked with many organizations and churches to talk through various challenges (and remember, we are passionate about partnering with you to tackle these challenges). One of these challenges that comes up often is helping trip participants raise funds and know about the tools they have available for raising funds. The team at ServiceReef has created a tool...

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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 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 - 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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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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7 Questions You Should Be Asking

There are a several tools out there... and deciphering which is best for you can be a challenge. Here are a few key questions to be asking as you evaluate any new technology.