While there are several options for recruiting your Class Agents, a best practice recommended by My Class Gift is to host meetings to help identify and interview potential committee members. These meetings should include an explanation of the Class Gift program, a review of the responsibilities, (further explained in this section) the institution feels necessary for their Class Agents, and an agreement from the seniors to follow through on their commitment to the best of their ability.
In addition to these recruitment meetings, there are several items that should be considered when recruiting your Class Gift Committee, including:
- Size – The size of the committee will vary greatly depending on the size of the senior class served by your organization. My Class Gift recommends one committee member for every 25 seniors in the student body. Ideally, the group will range from five to 12 members.
- Diversity – Committee members should be representative of the student body. If there are large groups in your organization, it is helpful to have 1 member from each group on the committee. This also helps to naturally break up the calling list for the committee members.