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Recruitment Ideas from Fatherhood Summit

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Child & Family Research Partnership childandfamilyresearch.org • info@childandfamilyresearch.org • 512.471.3536 • Toll Free 855.471.CFRP (2377) The University of Texas at Austin • The LBJ School of Public Affairs • P.O. Box Y, Austin, Texas 78713 Recruitment ideas from Fatherhood Summit At the second Texas Fatherhood Summit, attendees participated in a Fatherhood Recruitment Challenge. For this activity, attendees brainstormed recruitment strategies with other attendees at their table and created a list. Each table then exchanged lists with a neighboring table and shared the most innovative idea on their neighbors' list with the rest of the Summit attendees. CFRP compiled and organized the 200+ ideas into the list below. You can use this list as a resource for your fatherhood programs! Recruitment Strategies: Raffle/incentives • Provide food at meetings • Raffle something inexpensive but meaningful at meetings • Work with local businesses: o Fathers can take a certificate of program completion for a discount o Businesses can donate food or other goods • Provide gift cards or stipends • Use a punch card system to give a reward for attendance • Offer reward/special meeting for referring friends • Send out coupon in the mail—if father comes with the coupon, give him an item • Provide a "Daddy's Tool Bag" Flyers • Post flyers in relevant areas • Program participants can give out flyers at work • Display/disseminate flyers at: o Wal-Mart o Reentry programs o Probation offices o Child support offices o Coffee shops o Grocery stores o Goodwill stores o Unique places like inside books o Pizza boxes • Use door hangers • Provide flyers to partners to distribute, provide them information on how to explain your program: o For example: children bring back flyers from Boys and Girls Club • Provide infographics/data on fatherhood and importance of father involvement (for example: Fatherhood Fact sheet)

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