Tips on how to recruit new MilePoint Kiva team members

Discussion in 'Kiva | Loans That Change Lives' started by KyRoamer, Feb 20, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. KyRoamer
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    KyRoamer Gold Member

    Ask your friends. If any show an interest, send that person a $25 Kiva gift card.
  2. KyRoamer
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    KyRoamer Gold Member

    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.
  3. jbcarioca
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    jbcarioca Gold Member

    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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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Then you need to make the bribes and threats bigger!
  5. tondoleo
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    tondoleo Gold Member

    You need to make then an offer they cannot refuse.
  6. KyRoamer
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    KyRoamer Gold Member

    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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  7. KyRoamer
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    KyRoamer Gold Member

    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!!
  8. snowpuff

    snowpuff Silver Member

    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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    KyRoamer Gold Member

    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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  10. snowpuff

    snowpuff Silver Member

    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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  11. snowpuff

    snowpuff Silver Member

    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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  12. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    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/
  13. snowpuff

    snowpuff Silver Member

    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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  14. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    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.
  15. snowpuff

    snowpuff Silver Member

    oh got
    oh got it... on it
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  16. kiwi
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    kiwi Gold Member

    For a limited time, new Kiva members can get a free $25 kiva loan.

    See other thread for info.
  17. snowpuff

    snowpuff Silver Member

    email to Kiva was successful and my loan is now counting towards the FT group goals :)

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  18. canucklehead
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    canucklehead Gold Member

    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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  19. snowpuff

    snowpuff Silver Member

    haha! crap, yes i do mean MP goals... sorry about that ;)
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  20. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    You now show up on our team page as having recently made a loan. thumbs-up.gif
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  21. snowpuff

    snowpuff Silver Member

    why yes, yes i do! AWESOME!
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  22. YULtide

    YULtide Gold Member

    Just say they've been invited by the headless avatar. I'm sure that will draw them. :D
  23. KyRoamer
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    KyRoamer Gold Member

    Anyone able to report on successes and how they were achieved?
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