Does your organization have an effective way to introduce a disaster and hardship relief fund to new team members or are you struggling to get new team members to buy into contributing to an existing fund? New team members may not always see the value in contributing to a fund, especially if they have never been directly affected by a disaster or hardship.
Here are two ways to share about a disaster and hardship relief fund to get more team members involved:
Have current team members who contribute, or team members who have benefited from the grant before, particularly if there has been a large scale natural disaster in the area share their stories. These personal stories are always more meaningful than charts full of figures. Furthermore, allowing new team members to hear directly why their colleagues choose to contribute to the fund adds legitimacy to your claims and a human touch.
A short video can create the emotional connection that can convince a new team member to contribute to the fund.
New team member involvement is critical when it comes to a successful disaster and hardship relief fund.