The January 2006 Free State Project Recruitment Challenge
Results are in!
The official January signup count is in and we welcomed 60 new Participants! This result is well above our usual January doldrums. The January Recruitment Challenge was generously sponsored by the Tennessee Local Group and then matched by Vince Silvia and John P. Cunningham of Massachusetts. All three are donating $10 for each new January signup (Vince up to $500), so with 60 new Participants, the total donated comes to $1,700.
Thank you to our kind sponsors, and a special thanks to each and every one of the 60 new people who joined the FSP in January!
The members of the Tennessee FSP local group are committed to the future success of the FSP. We have worked hard in 2005 to recruit new members to the FSP. Participants and Friends of the FSP posted recruitment flyers on college campuses from Chattanooga to Memphis. We appeared on two talk radio shows and set-up a table at the 2005 Gandhian Conference on Nonviolence. We also gave speeches at a couple Libertarian Party county meetings and set up a table at the state Libertarian Party convention.
However, we could have done much more, and much more is exactly what we plan to do in 2006. The TN FSP will start off the year with a recruitment challenge for our comrades:
For every member that joins the FSP in January 2006, the TN FSP will donate ten dollars to the FSP.
This is the perfect opportunity for fence sitters to hop off the fence and into the Free State. Need an excuse to have a local group meeting? Use this drive as the excuse. Need that extra incentive to post recruitment flyers around your town? Use this drive as the excuse. Over the last few months, the FSP has gained around fifty new members per month. Fifty times ten dollars is five hundred dollars. We're prepared to contribute that and moremake us give more! More money for the FSP means more money for recruitment. More money spent on recruitment means even more new participants.
01/15/06 Update: John P. Cunningham (of Massachusetts) has also matched the pledge. He will donate $10 to the FSP for each new membership in the month of January 2006 - up to $10,000!
12/18/05 Update: Vince Silvia (of Massachusetts) has pledged to match the TN FSP with an additional $10 for each new membership in the month of January 2006 up to $500. And he challenges any other FSPer to match him!
Excited about recruiting new members in January 2006? Excellent. For useful resources, see the following parts of the FSP website: