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Have you ever been to a meeting that you didn’t know anyone in attendance? It can be very scary and awkward. For some, it can seem just as scary as going to the dentist!

The first charity walk committee meeting can be just as scary for new members.  It is important that there is a way for each member to quickly participate, have fun, and start building relationships with the other team members.

There are many ice breakers that can be used to get everyone having a great time and to encourage talking with each other.  One simple one is to have each member tell why he or she chose to be involved in this special event.  There are many possible reasons to participate. Here are just a few:

  • Personal connection with the cause
  • Wants to make a difference
  • Asked by a friend
  • Earn credits for school
  • Learn and practice a new skill

As each person describes why they are involved, write it down. It is likely to provide important clues about the best role the person can contribute and how to best motivate and recognize the person.

Start the planning for your next charity walk off right. Find ways to help your committee members to work together as a team and be excited about their contributions. Make your next charity walk the best event ever!



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16 Responses so far.

  1. Gail035No Gravatar says:

    I agree about it, These way everyone especially the one who runs the project to re-leave some tense in its position a kind of energizer.

  2. LizNo Gravatar says:

    As a first timer, I agree that so it is so scary, because you don’t know what to do and how to deal with it.

  3. AlexisNo Gravatar says:

    I am lucky to been a part of charity works conducted by an NGO group which I belong. Its really good to the heart and healthy to the soul helping others in times of needs. And I am proud to the group for their undying love and support to the humanity. Long live!!!

  4. Patriaic39No Gravatar says:

    Maybe you’ll get nervous at first… We can’t help it, there is always fear in every first time… But later I know this charity walk will be enjoyable as well.

  5. Party Hire BrisbaneNo Gravatar says:

    At a recent hospital-planning meeting, the marketing director reports on consumer interest in a women’s health center. Hearing string interest, the planning committee endorses the concept. A group of clinicians is charged with developing the program. Upon introduction, market response does not meet expectations. A senior physician was heard to complain, “What went wrong? We did the survey.” Explain the possible reasons for this program’s failure.

  6. NancyNo Gravatar says:

    I am proud of your not scare..Maybe in the first time your scare but after that your ok now..

  7. NicoleNo Gravatar says:

    I agree with you.That so it is so scary, because you don’t know what to do and how to deal with it.

  8. It is more necessary to make your plan before meeting because if u can’t make it then at the last time u ll face a lot problem.if you want to success your plan then there is need to think more about it.your post is really concourse our thought..thanks for nice support.

  9. puputNo Gravatar says:

    hi … i agree with you. usually the first time we are nervous and scared. but I know the charity walk would be nice

  10. I’m planning a charity walk/run and I don’t know how to fundraise for it, publicize it, or which sponsors I should get and what the sponsors should provide. Any help please?

  11. tracelynNo Gravatar says:

    personal connection is probably the most reason why people join, just like me

  12. AngelNo Gravatar says:

    I agree with you.That is so scary because you don´t know what to do…anyway,thank you for this nice support.

  13. LisaNo Gravatar says:

    It is very awkward at first, that’s why I turn down every invitation my friends do when they want me to go to meetings and seminars – especially if they want me to go there alone. At least if you have someone you know come with you, you don’t feel so left out.

  14. MattNo Gravatar says:

    The is one of the worst feelings – being in the situation where you don’t know anyone! Listing the ice breakers that you have is sure to have a positive impact on many people who find themselves in this situation! Big thumbs up! :)

  15. EmpowermintNo Gravatar says:

    Being in a place where you don’t know anybody will be just like being in an alien world. It is indeed a scary feeling (have experienced it twice). So if i would be in another meeting in the near future and I wouldn’t have any single idea who will be there, I will definitely make use of the ice breakers mentioned here. :)

  16. Meeting new people, gaining new friends, building new relationship. I agree that these things are good for your health. Especially if you labeled yourself as an ‘anti-social’ type of person. I have a friend that she admitted that she don’t want a lot of people around her. Two is enough. She chooses her friends carefully because she said that she doesn’t want loud noises. I encouraged her to meet new people since I do have a lot of friends. At first,I noticed that she’s very uneasy but after a few talks and jokes,I heard her laughing very hard. She thanked me and said that her anti-social ego was no longer in her. After that I noticed that she bloomed and gained extra self confidence which I’m really happy about.

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