This post walks you through five steps to accomplish a successful start to a new semester:
- Read about ideas, strategies, and past events to plan your activities.
- Download a full recruitment guide to make it easy.
- Apply for activism kits to receive free materials.
- Participate in the national recruitment contest to make it awesome.
- Keep in touch with your regional network.
Right now is the best time to find freshmen and interested students looking for a way to get involved on campus.
How do you make this happen? YAL has put together a simple web page to get you started. First, take out a pen and paper or open a text document on your computer, and outline your ideas for the semester.
To begin, go to this Recruitment Week page YAL has made to help you formulate a concrete plan of action.
Second, read YAL’s comprehensive recruitment guide to give your chapter direction in planning and executing your recruitment drive. Discuss your plans with your chapter’s leadership, reserve meeting rooms, book table space, gather your materials, and communicate with your membership.
Third, apply for a free YAL Activism Kit. Every semester, YAL National sends active chapters all sorts of good stuff, like catchy stickers and buttons, flyers, packets, books, pamphlets, pocket Constitutions, magazines, YAL swag, and much more! These materials are great to display on a table and get you connected with the entire liberty movement.
Your chapter will receive a kit for FREE, but only if your chapter application is approved. So first make sure you apply or update your application immediately to get activism materials in the mail.
Fourth, after you strategize, execute your recruitment plan.
To encourage your participation and award the best YAL chapters in the country, YAL National is giving away cash prizes and t-shirts to the top performing chapters. Read about the contest details and how you can participate here. All active YAL chapters which participate are eligible to win. YAL will recognize the winners at CPAC and award these prizes:
- 1st place: $300 activism grant, 5 free YAL t-shirts
- 2nd place: $200 activism grant, 5 free YAL t-shirts
- 3rd place: $100 activism grant, 5 free YAL t-shirts
Collect sign-up sheets, direct new members to join at the YAL website, take photos, and video tape your activities for a chance to win. Submit your activism to the YAL blog and/or email a full report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, expect an email or phone call from the YAL Leadership Team. If you have any questions or need some support, please do not hesitate to contact your local YAL State Chair or Regional Director. Over the next couple weeks, they will reach out to every YAL chapter as well to provide you with any help they can. We are here to support you!
Above all, remember that you won’t recruit new members if you only talk to a few friends and debate issues within your existing circle. You must get out there and engage your student body.
Visit the YAL Recruitment Drive web page and get moving! If you’re still lingering over this email, you’re wasting time!
Executive Director, YAL
P.S. — It’s back to school! Make sure your YAL chapter participates in Recruitment Drive: Spring 2011. Learn more at the Recruitment Drive web page about YAL’s recruitment guide, how to apply for FREE materials, and participate in a national contest with cash prizes for the best activism!Published in