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Having choices -- options -- makes people feel in charge. When you recruit volunteers, use this knowledge and give them a choice. They can either:
* Volunteer for your cause in some way (to be on a committee, raise money, ask for donations, help with sponsorships) OR
* They can give you names of people they know who could volunteer to be on committees, donate items or services, or just give you names and contact info. for people they know who seem to know a lot of other people.
So, when someone says, "Thanks for thinking of me. I'm going to pass at this time," you can reply wth, "Oh, I definitely understand! Can you give me five names of people you know, I can talk too?"