Our missions are designed to promote strong team spirit within our groups of fundraisers, and a strong sense of belonging to the organization they are representing. Once established, a group is entirely dedicated to a specific organization for the full length of the campaign.
Fundraisers must work a minimum of 18 hours per week to be part of a team, and are encouraged to work full days.
We recruit for each mission. However, some fundraisers will go from one mission to the next, slowly forming a core of experienced canvassers. We send teams out every day of the week but no team ever works more than five days in a row.
A mission begins with two days of paid training: one day is dedicated to learning about the NPO’s activities and the other to practicing the technical and ethical aspects of direct dialogue.
Supervised all day by a team captain, fundraisers meet every morning at 11 a.m. for a 30 minutes briefing, during which the team captain informs the team of the daily progress of the campaign’s results and the latest news regarding the NPO. This time is also dedicated to motivating the group, reviewing information and fine-tuning technical details.
The recrutment is focused in blocks of two hours of time. All fundraisers meet for an hour-long lunch (unpaid) and their 30-minute afternoon break (paid). To promote team interaction, ONG Conseil Canada provides lunch twice a week.
At the end of a mission, fundraisers who wish to be part of a new team have a review interview with the program supervisor.
Hiring and supervision conditions:
- Fundraisers are paid a fixed wage $17,00/hour. First hired for a mission of four to six weeks, after they completed 300 hundreds paid hours, they acquire the status of a confirmed fundraiser: $18,00/hour; after having completed the following steps, they can become booster canvasser: $20,00/hour; team manager: $20,00/hour, 40h/week).
- Payment is guaranteed, regardless of weather conditions and even on days when the weather prevents fundraisers from completing a full day’s work.
- During training and throughout the entire campaign, the focus is on best endeavours obligation and ethical behaviour during dialogue rather than on results.
- Even though fundraisers all have individual objectives, we bear full responsibility for our hires during a campaign and will never let someone go for not recruiting enough donors. However, we may sometimes reprimand fundraisers for improper behaviour or a flagrant lack of effort.