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!