the movement
CORR Training
(Community Outreach and Relations Representative)

Congratulations and welcome!

As an up and coming leader in the Movement's sales organization, you'll be helping to build critical mass in the platform economy.

In the process, you'll have the opportunity to generate some income in the short-term while learning critical skills and preparing yourself for other important platform roles.

You'll also achieve the satisfaction that your efforts are aiding in the fight against income inequality and the climate crisis, helping to make the world a better place.
Let's get Started
You'll want to complete each phase in the following order:
Prepare your list of merchants
Sign up merchants
Activate students and merchants
Phase 1
Prepare your list of merchants
You'll begin by preparing your list of merchants to sign up.

To do that, we recommend following these steps:
Prepare your list of merchants
Compile a list of at least 75 merchants that are within walking distance (2 miles) to your school.

Tip: Focus on merchants that appeal to students (for example, food, entertainment and inexpensive retail).

Using and/or Google Maps, type in your school's address and sort your search results based on distance from the school's address.

Save the following information on each merchant into a spreadsheet (for your records):

  • Business name
  • Business phone number
  • Business address
  • Facebook page URL for business (you may need to visit merchant's website for this)
  • Business/Manager email or contact page URL from merchant's website
    Sign up merchants
    Training will begin on Tuesday, May 26
    Activate students and merchants
    Training will begin on Monday, June 1
    Phase 1
    Frequently Asked Questions
    What merchants should I target? >>
    You'll want to target merchants that are within walking distance to the school so that students that live on (or close to) campus can easily access them.

    Since we are focused on attracting college students, we recommend that you only focus on merchants that appeal to students.

    Examples of merchants that appeal to students:
    • Restaurants
    • Bars/Coffee shops
    • Clothing stores (not high-end)
    • Entertainment-related (movies, sports, etc)

    Examples of stores that DON'T appeal to students:
    • Medical-related establishments (doctors/dentists/etc.)
    • Professional services (accountants/lawyers/etc.)
    • Expensive shops and boutiques
    Should I visit merchants in-store to sign them up? >>
    In order to sign up a merchant, you'll need to speak to the decision-maker (almost always the manager or owner).

    Managers are not always at their stores or restaurants; therefore, we highly recommend calling, emailing or messaging them on Facebook, as opposed to visiting in-person, as that allows you to contact many more merchants, with less time and effort.
    How can I get in touch with merchants on Facebook? >>
    In addition to calling and emailing a merchant, we've found that most managers are active on their Facebook pages, which provides you with another opportunity to get in touch with them.

    In our experience a short message asking for the manager's contact information works really well: "Hello, does your manager have an email address that you can provide me?"
    Do you have a simple spreadsheet that I can use to keep track of my merchants and their current status? >>
    Yes. You can use this template here:

    Alternatively, you can also add each merchant into your back-office and update their status as you sign up and activate the merchant. See relevant question below for steps on how to do this.
    How do I get help or guidance? >>
    Reach out to your Manager; they are experts at sales and marketing, and always delighted to help!