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Time Commitment: One 60 minute meeting per month (March-November), plus 2-3 hours a month during May-October for additional team work.
Position Responsibilities: Team retention focuses on inviting back returning teams to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer- this is accomplished through phone calls and emails to past teams once a month.
Ensure all Team Leaders feel informed, equipped, and empowered to be successful in their role. Specifically:
Educate team captains about the registration processes (online and offline).
Provide team captains with Team Leader Kits, fundraising tools, important websites, committee contact information, and other Team Leader tools. Take time to orient them to these resources.
Communicate regularly with Team Leaders through face-to-face interactions, phone calls, letters, email, social media, and text messages as appropriate.
Encourage Team Leaders to attend kickoffs, Team Leader meetings/rallies, fundraising trainings, and wrap-up meetings. Make reminder calls before each event to improve attendance.
Provide team captains with day-of-event details regarding parking, main event area set-up, site maintenance, site clean-up, schedule of events, etc.
Assist with team recruitment by utilizing your personal sphere of influence as well as the network you encounter through your committee position.
What is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer?
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable.