You know you need business people to have and use business cards, but I think non-profit volunteers should do the same.
if you are excited about the work you do are for your business, and you want others to either donate or participate as a volunteer, cards keep handy to give out when you talk to new people – or even old friends might be interested in helping. You’ll show your pride in the organization, and stand a much better chance of having your contact later recalled.
Indeed, those little pieces of paper to write down a number of lost or confused trash too often.
How many times have you written a name and number on the back of your shopping list and forgot it was there if you threw the list? Or even found a name and number and wondered who it was and why it was. Even worse – just the number, and have no memory of why you have it. These things happen when people record songs while you’re in a supermarket aisle!
In addition to the convenience and efficiency, business cards carry the impression that yours is a well run, professional organization.
I suggest that the telephone number and address of the organization, instead of your own number, are printed on the cards. However, with the approval of your board, you can include both, so that people can call with questions. If you hold an office, under your title after your name, or just say “Suzie Smith, Volunteer.”
In addition to the name of the organization and contact details are provided with a short tag line that sums up the mission of the organization. That will be the person looking to remember your card next week why he or she is interested in helping in getting involved with your group.
These cards do not need fancy, but informative. Stores like Staples provide very cheap printing, and you can also cardboard and printing on your own computer if you need them.