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Former Employee - Fundraiser in New York, NY
Former Employee - Fundraiser in New York, NY

I worked at DialogueDirect full-time (less than a year)

Recommends
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Recommends
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Pros

You get to meet thousands of people, you become a better communicator, you gain confidence, you develop presentation and negotiation skills, you help fight global poverty, you make money, you get a better understanding of what people are like.

Cons

Lots of rejection, pressure from management to do well, bad weather. You go through a lot of adversity in this job, but it really helps develop your character.

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  1. Challenging, you need to be thick skinned, sink or swim

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    Former Employee - Canvasser in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Canvasser in Denver, CO

    I worked at DialogueDirect full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Doesn't Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people to work with, challenge yourself, and you learn a lot.
    Also it's good to know that you are helping people less fortunate then yourself.

    Cons

    People hate canvassers! Its hard trying to stop people on the street all day. Some people are very mean. If you're not good with rejections, get out.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more and good training. The training is minimal and you get thrown out there.

  2. Psychologically draining, yet rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Dialoguer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Dialoguer in Washington, DC

    I worked at DialogueDirect full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
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    Pros

    You gain skills you otherwise wouldn't. And it's for a good cause.

    The environment is supportive. You also get to talk to a lot of interesting people. As you get better (takes awhile), the job can actually pay pretty well. Initially, however, it pays okay.

    Cons

    The work is really hard. Your job is to approach a random stranger and engage them in conversation. At the end of the conversation, you're supposed to get them to give you their credit card. And they agree to make monthly recurring donations to a charity. Of course, you have to get them to stop for you before all this.

    You do this all day and you get a lot of no's (not always nice ones). Naturally, most people aren't good at this in the beginning. So you have to struggle to get better really quickly. If you don't, then you miss your quota. Miss it enough and you're gone. You also have to come in on the weekend if you miss your numbers. They do train you on all this though.

    Also, when it's cold, you must dress appropriately. Get it wrong and you're miserable all day. Try signing people up when you can't feel your limbs.

    Advice to Management

    They should compensate employees for travel to sites after the initial meeting. This is work-related travel.

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