- Jon Sutton
- Indianapolis, IN
- United States
Executive Director, Empowering Students
How do I get organizations to respond to me?
For the organization I run, we go out and solicit information from people. We will call or email organization X, Y and Z and ask them to answer a few questions for us so we can put their information up on our website. The goal one we do that is we promote our website to students so that they, the students, can find an organization to volunteer at outside of the Red Cross or United Way.
My problem is: we have the hardest time getting organizations to respond to us. When we email, the response rate is low. When we call, we sometimes get shut down (even though we mention the service is free) or they simply are not interested or, most often, they don't follow through and never get us the information.
Perhaps it's because we have had little measurable success? How can we get these organizations to answer a simple nine question survey so that we can help them get volunteers?!