The January 2006 Free State Project Recruitment Challenge
- The January 2006 Free State Project Recruitment Challenge
If you missed the FSP News, here are the details of the TN FSP
Recruitment Challenege The January 2006 Free State Project
Recruitment Challenge The members of the Tennessee FSP local group
are committed to the future success of the FSP. We have worked hard
in 2005 to recruit new members to the FSP. Participants and Friends
of the FSP posted recruitment flyers on college campuses from
Chattanooga to Memphis. We appeared on two talk radio shows and
set-up a table at the 2005 Gandhian Conference on Nonviolence. We
also gave speeches at a couple Libertarian Party county meetings and
set up a table at the state Libertarian Party convention.
However, we could have done much more, and much more is exactly what
we plan to do in 2006. The TN FSP will start off the year with a
recruitment challenge for our comrades:
For every member that joins the FSP in January 2006, the TN FSP will
donate ten dollars to the FSP.
This is the perfect opportunity for fence sitters to hop off the
fence and into the Free State. Need an excuse to have a local group
meeting? Use this drive as the excuse. Need that extra incentive to
post recruitment flyers around your town? Use this drive as the
excuse. Over the last few months, the FSP has gained around fifty
new members per month. Fifty times ten dollars is five hundred
dollars. We're prepared to contribute that and moremake us give
more! More money for the FSP means more money for recruitment. More
money spent on recruitment means even more new participants.
Excited about recruiting new members in January 2006? Excellent. For
useful resources, see the following parts of the FSP website:
FSP Activist Center-
Downloads to spread around-
Local Groups- http://www.freestateproject.org/community/localgroups/
Update: Vince Silvia (of Massachusetts) has pledged to match the TN
FSP with an additional $10 for each new membership in the month of
January 2006 up to $500. And he challenges any other FSPer to
The reasoning behind the new recruitment challenege-
To Increase Membership
More people are likely to join the FSP if they know that by simply
signing up, that ten dollars will be helping to finance the future
of the freedom movement. They will not be making an important
decision by themselves, but will have the TN FSP backing up their
decision with money. This is the perfect opportunity for fence
sitters to hop off the fence and into the Free State. Current
members may give their spouses that needed nudge and get them to
sign up for the FSP. Local groups, liaisons, and other members may
work harder to recruit new members.
To Increase Excitement
The FSP is a very exciting idea. However, it is several years old
and some people no longer see excitement in the idea. We could
dismiss those people, or we could do something about it. This
recruitment drive is an effort to do something about it. We will
create the excitement. Need an excuse to have a local group meeting?
Use this drive as the excuse. Need that extra incentive to post
recruitment flyers around your town? Use this drive as the excuse.
Hopefully, this drive will encourage others to come up with future
To Increase Funds
Over the last few months, the FSP has gained around fifty new
members per month. Fifty times ten dollars is five hundred dollars.
So, if the worst case scenario came true and the FSP did not
increase recruitment in January 2006, the FSP will still gain five
hundred dollars from this drive. However, with all of the increased
recruitment and excitement, the membership will almost certainly
increase by more than fifty.