Recorded Webinars

Team Captain Best Practices

Recorded 3/5/19

Are you looking for ideas on how other team captains support their team? Three Walk leaders shared their insights into best ways to serve and motivate team captains.

Ask for the money, Plan for the show, Walkers get ready, Then go, go, go!

Veggies, Eggs, and a Side of HOPE
CWS Country Representative for Indonesia, Michael Koeniger, talks about our work on the Timor Zero Hunger Project in Indonesia and Timor-Leste, including a specific program focus of vegetables and eggs- a one-two punch to end hunger. You will learn the impact your Walks are having in the region through this program strategy.


Recruitment Basics: Your CROP Hunger Walk Planning Team + 1
Need fresh ideas and new energy on your CROP Hunger Walk Planning Team? This webinar explores strategies for bringing on new team members and re-energizing your team and walk.


How to Approach Civic Groups to Join Your Walk!
Adam Smedberg, CWS Church and Community Engagement Specialist, shares his experience with working with Civic Groups and how they can help support your walk. The groups discussed include Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary.

Using the NEW Themed Resources: Timor Zero Hunger
Description: This year’s theme’s program focus is the CWS Timor Zero Hunger Program in West Timor, Indonesia. View this webinar which will cover what resources are available to you, where you can find these resources, and some tips and tricks on how you can use these resources effectively no matter the size of your walk!

New Walk Day Procedure!
Do you struggle with how to determine the exact number of your walkers? Are you looking for ways to retain your walkers from year to year? Is your local municipality getting stricter about requirements and liability coverage? Do you want your participants to have a stronger connection to the mission and their impact? If any of these relate to you, don’t miss this webinar. We will go over the new procedures for gathering contact information for CROP Hunger Walk participants on walk day – hear from another walk volunteer who implemented a new registration process with great success and learn how CWS can help you grow your walk!

Local Agencies: How to Build Partnership
Your local agency is a valuable resource for your walk. Learn tips to equip them in support of the walk, learn from them and build a strong partnership. Remember – the success of the walk = more income for them. They are invested too!

Take a Walk with Your Family
Join us as we talk about and share ideas of how to make your Walk family friendly. Learn ways to include activities for younger people.

CLERGY & CROP: Our Social Justice Voice
Clergy are a key factor in the success of CROP Hunger Walks. Learn some words of advice from a veteran leader from the field, Rev. William B. Doster. He will be sharing some of his most valuable lessons learned, by combining his over 30years of CROP leadership and clergy coaching services, about engaging clergy members and why is so important to have their Social Justice Voice in this effort.

We are only responsible for the Ask, not the Answer
This webinar provides tips and best practices for how to raise funds for the CROP Hunger Walk. This webinar is good for both walk committee members and team captains.

Using Your Themed Resources: Vietnam
With a focus on our Vietnam programs, please join this webinar to learn about some specially created resources and videos that you can use to communicate to your community information about our programs in Vietnam and how focusing on this work can enhance your fundraising efforts.

Programs in Vietnam
Join Leslie Wilson, CWS Asia Regional Coordinator, as she shares information about the current CWS programs in Vietnam including our Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) promotion, education support and basic healthcare support. In Vietnam today, CWS together with partners – works towards lasting improvements in people’s lives. We do this through awareness raising, promotion of people’s dignity and rights while respecting their cultures and tradition, and with knowledge and capacity-building and material assistance.

State of CROP
(click here to download PDF)
The CROP Hunger Walk is a movement to raise funds to address one of the greatest injustices facing our world: hunger. For nearly half a century, these community wide events have celebrated the enduring commitment of fundraisers and volunteers to build a legacy of ending hunger in the United States and around the globe. Come hear the ‘State of CROP’ update from our Acting Director, Robert Warwick. He will be sharing how the generous gifts from walkers, donors, businesses and individuals are used around the CROP network as well as offering updates for the work within CWS and other general information.

Making your walk day an experience
Practical ways to breathe new life into our events.
Additional Resources

New Resources, New Words, New Envelope

Telling the CWS Story
We want you to feel equipped and confident to share with others about CWS and our programs. Hear from Associate Director of Communications Laura Curkendall and Graphic Design/Print Production Specialist Lisa Hayes as they present about best ways to tell a story, how to find information about CWS programs and the best ways to take and utilize photography with storytelling.

Show Me the Money
Your walks funds mean so much; they represent sacrifice, they represent change, and they represent movement! This webinar seeks to honor those representations by sharing best practices for donation, processing funds, analyzing income, and conveying final results. The webinar is best utilized by both treasurers and coordinators as we review the ways the two roles can intersect to strengthen stewardship of your walk and its funds.

And the world will know!
Creating a buzz and spreading the word about the CROP Hunger Walk in your community.

Revitalizing CROP Planning Teams
Let’s talk about ways to ramp up the energy! National Community Event Strategist, Mary Catherine Hinds, will lead a discussion and sharing of new ideas for expanding and diversifying both the membership of your planning team and the structures by which you plan your walk.

Recruiting Churches & Groups
Looking for ‘Proud’ Business Sponsors
Have you ever experienced an ‘eek’ feeling in your stomach when you have to plan or talk to business sponsors? If you have that involuntary awkward sensation or you simply feel an uncomfortable reaction, we need to talk!

In this webinar, we will have an open conversation about the following topics:

  • How to attack and deal with the “Eeek factor” when approaching business partners
  • What are the benefits of having business partners walking with your teams
  • Prepare yourself for the – before, during and after- “Sponsorship season”!
  • How to expand the outreach efforts of your Walk with new business partners?
  • Get access to ‘ Downloadable tools to easily plan , track your follow up and determine your success metrics

Navigating the New CROP Hunger Walk Online Walking Website
Learn about navigating the new CROP Hunger Walk Online Website including:

  • a streamlined registration process;
  • creating and joining a team
  • searching for walk, teams and walkers
  • integration with social media for sharing with friends and family
  • updating your personal page with photos and your story

CROP Hunger Walk “On Fleek” – Tips for Recruiting Generation Z
How do we reach the younger generation? How do we find people to take over when we get too old? Are we relevant at all?! Are these questions you and your CROP Hunger Walk team ask yourselves? There’s no simple answer to these questions, but many other communities are doing wonderful things to engage the younger generation (and not just the Millenials, but even younger than that!). We invite you to join us in this webinar where we will discuss with other CROP Hunger Walk leaders as well as share our ideas on how you and your team can create a CROP Hunger Walk experience that’s truly “on fleek” (read: cool, awesome, tubular, groovy… whichever word your generation used)!”

Recruiter Rally Best Practices
Gathering the walk team captains in an inspiring meeting that allows them to pick up their walk materials and discuss ideas for walk promotion and fundraising is always a challenge. We’ll discuss some “best practices” around the traditional recruiter rally as well as some variations such as the “Lunch ‘n Learn” and “Drop-In Reception” which are being used by some walks with wonderful success.

Post Walk Stretching
You know the routine—you spend countless hours immersed in walk-planning mode, full steam-ahead…and then the walk comes, and then *poof* ….it goes. And then what? This session, designed for walk coordinators and team captains alike, focuses on this crucial “then what” by providing best practices on post-walk communication, resources and strategies!

Online Fundraising Best Practices
Using the tools of online fundraising and social media can continue to grow your walk – both in terms of outreach and dollars! Learn how utilizing the tools of online registration, fundraising, and social media can increase the exposure of your walk in the community, increase the dollars you raise, and increase your impact in the world.