From Strategic Planning

    In IRC office hours on 2010-05-12, during a discussion about getting volunteers to commit to tasks, a list of potential motivating factors for volunteer activation was drawn up. Here's a list of the motivating factors:

    I'll do it if...

    • there are others involved
    • there's a sense of accountability
    • it's feasible
    • it's clear what skills are needed
    • someone else volunteers me
    • the goals are clearly defined
    • I know how much time I need to commit (and have it available)
    • you pay me
    • you make it fun
    • you convince me that I get power by doing it
    • you provide ways to work collaboratively
    • the tasks are bite-sized chunks
    • it's well defined, of quality, and meets the mission
    • someone else starts it and provides a framework