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"It was horrible."

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Former Employee - Public Fundraiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Public Fundraiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at Public Outreach Fundraising full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

They guarantee hourly pay unlike other fundraising companies.

Cons

They will kick you out if you fail to meet their fundraising expectations

Advice to Management

Allow the employees to have a say in how to effectively manage Public Outreach.

Other Employee Reviews for Public Outreach Fundraising

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A good place for a student"

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    Current Employee - Canvasser in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Canvasser in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Public Outreach Fundraising full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, good skill learning, supportive team, fair pay, great fufulliment if you do well

    Cons

    can be challanging, somewhat difficult to pass the evaluation phase, when you work full time it can be tiring to try and stop people on the street for 5 days in a row


  2. Helpful (5)

    "The days can be fun, but the work is challenging and can leave you frustrated"

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    Former Employee - Fundraising Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fundraising Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Public Outreach Fundraising full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun Co-workers who are willing to help
    Fun socials and morning briefings
    People out on the street can make the day worthwhile if they stop and listen to what you have to say
    Getting someone to sign up as a monthly donor always feels amazing.
    Finding out neat things about the people you meet on the street is always interesting - I met a conspiracy theorist once!

    Cons

    People can yell at you on the street.
    You work in any type of weather - really hot, or really cold.
    It can feel awkward to be the new "recruit" just coming into what seems like an established group of friends.
    People just ignore your existence on the streets as well.
    You're expected to get many donors, but it's hard to get them.
    High, high turnover - new recruits come every two weeks.
    Also - you're not hired at first. You're a new "recruit" for five days, in which you have to get five donors. (one is also paid minimum wage during this time) If you "PAC" five times, then you're hired. This puts a lot of pressure on the new recruits.

    Advice to Management

    - Figure out a way to cull down the number of people that usually get fired (from what I've seen, usually only 2-3 people per 7 people who get newly recruited are hired)
    - get people to actually care about the cause: why should they be getting monthly donors? what makes that so awesome?
    - get employees comfortable with the idea that it is completely fine to sign up for a program on the street (giving banking info and all)

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