Tips for Team Leaders
Motivate and Encourage Your Walkers
Now that you have formed a team, why not make the AIDS Walk something that your team members will never forget? Here are some suggestions for motivating and encouraging your team members.
Develop your own list of walk categories such as "walker who raised the most money," "walker with the best (fill in the blank)," etc. Provide prizes for your walkers. Walkers will still be eligible for the main prizes on the day of the walk.
Picnics, Parties, & Social Gatherings
Throw a picnic in August to motivate walkers. Arrange an outing to a lake for your team. While you are there, give tips on how to get more sponsors. Celebrate your team's accomplishments with a party after the walk.
Recognition of Walkers
Wear team shirts or hats and display the name of your team on a banner. List names of walkers in your bulletins and email newsletters. Have a plaque denoting the members of your team for 2011. Give a team photo to each of your walkers.
Periodically get updates from walkers. Give a friendly reminder call to motivate walkers and check progress. Make a colorful chart with DVD tools to mark progress. Set goals and have incentives to reach them.
AIDSWalk 2011 is a great opportunity to bring people together for a common goal!