Tips on how to recruit new MilePoint Kiva team members

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  1. KyRoamer
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    Ask your friends. If any show an interest, send that person a $25 Kiva gift card.
     
  2. KyRoamer
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    Shop close to home. Selling Kiva is not that hard, but selling the MilePoint team is. So find MilePoint members that are not Kiva members and ask them to join.

    I go to the general area and find someone I do not know. I then start a conversation with the subject: Are you a member of MilePoint's Kiva's team? In the message I say: If, not, are you interested in learning more about Kiva?

    Of my first four tries, two were members -- one inactive and two were not but were interested. Maybe one or both will join and the inactive one will start lending.
     
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    Good thread!
    I use bribery and threats with my friends. So far about 50% of my entreaties have worked.
     
  4. MSPeconomist
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    Then you need to make the bribes and threats bigger!
     
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    You need to make then an offer they cannot refuse.
     
  6. KyRoamer
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    I have offered to match the first loan. It helped. My son now has two loans. I am pushing to see if I can get him aboard for a couple of more.
     
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    I just asked four MilePoint members if they were Kiva members and, if not, would they like to learn about our team. Either I will get some action or four people will learn to use the ignore button!!
     
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    i'm not currently a member of KIVA but am interested in joining and signing on with the MP team; is there a special link i should use so that someone gets credit and i properly become matched to the MP team?

    i've checked out the website and read some of the posts here; looks like the MP is doing great work on KIVA... i want to be a part of it
     
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  9. KyRoamer
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    Feel free to use mine --http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/michael8602. We get no points, miles or bennie beyond perhaps bragging rights. You will really enjoy Kiva and our team.
     
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    Thanks! i'm now signed up and even made my first loan (i found one by the fellow MP is sponsoring and made a loan there). i did not see an option to attribute my loan to MP since i joined the group /after/ making my first loan; not sure if i can associate it or not but would like to
     
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    i should add that i am actually in louisville right now onsite with a client in the downtown area. would love to meet a fellow MP'er for coffee if you have the time this week
     
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    You show up as a member of the team. Welcome!
    To make sure your loans are credited to the Milepoint team, follow the instructions in post # 1 of this thread:
    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/new-milepoint-lending-team-general-info.2185/
     
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    yeah, since i joined the team /after/ my loan was made i cannot credit it to the team. sorry about that! oh well
     
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    Yes, you can. You have to email Kiva and ask them to credit it to Milepoint. I believe that three days after you've made the loan is the deadline for sending the email.
     
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    oh got
    oh got it... on it
     
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    For a limited time, new Kiva members can get a free $25 kiva loan.

    See other thread for info.
     
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    email to Kiva was successful and my loan is now counting towards the FT group goals :)
     

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    Do you mean MP group goals? ;) :p

    sorry, just joking with you. many thanks and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to share them as this group is as supportive as it gets!
     
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    haha! crap, yes i do mean MP goals... sorry about that ;)
     
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    You now show up on our team page as having recently made a loan. thumbs-up.gif
     
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    why yes, yes i do! AWESOME!
     
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    Just say they've been invited by the headless avatar. I'm sure that will draw them. :D
     
  23. KyRoamer
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    Anyone able to report on successes and how they were achieved?
     
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