ENDING WORLD HUNGER, ONE GRILLED CHEESE AT A TIME.
MEETING GUIDERelationship Building with Dining Services Administrator
Sample agenda (below)
Customizable “Intro to FG” PowerPoint Presentation* (add URL)
behind brochure”* (add URL)
“What you need to know about FeelGood” one
-pager (Add URL)
*NOTE: Be sure to download the PowerPoint presentation as a .ppt file and the brochure as a .docx file so that you can customize them with your school logo and chapter information.
Suggested Dining Services Contact
Go straight to the top! This means meeting with the
Director* of Dining Services, or someone theydesignate
, as they are most empowered to make any actual decisions about supporting FeelGood.Since these high-level administrators can be difficult to nail down, consider asking someone alreadyinvested in your success who has a relationship with dining services if they can help you make theconnection (i.e. the Director of Student Life or your chapter advisor).
The director may be an employee of your school (if dining services are “in house”), or may be employed
directly by a third-party service. If the latter, we recommend you seek support from Student Life to make outreachmore effective and a positive outcome more likely.
Meeting Purpose and Goals
An initial meeting is meant to lay a foundation for a supportive long-term relationship by:
Gaining an understanding of their position and responsibilities.
Sharing the vision of the FeelGood movement in general, and your chapter in particular.
Getting their perspective on the “lay of the land” from
dining service’s point of view: The
attitude, policies and contracts relevant to your objectives, and guidance on how you might bestproceed.Ultimately, over time, your objective is enrolling them as an advocate and/or a resource you can go towith questions or for guidance, approval or input.
Useful Tips for Before and After the Meeting...
When requesting the meeting, be persistent and reach out in multiple ways (phone, email, in-person visit to their office) to demonstrate your commitment.
Show up 5 minutes early for the meeting.
Have materials prepared, and review them in advance.
Within 24 hours of the meeting, send a follow-up email summarizing the conversation and nextsteps.
Within 72 hours, send a handwritten note of gratitude to them via campus mail.
[Note: The key to a successful relationship is passion
Be sure to follow up on all your actionitems in a timely manner so that your administrative contacts know you are serious. When they see you areserious, they will be more responsive.]