I'm coordinating an application that an organization I work with will be sending in. There are a few applicants. I've been trying to collect materials over the past few days, but have been getting spotty responses; I recruited a new person just yesterday, and now the deadline's today.
I myself am quite nervous, and don't want to project that anxiety onto everybody else. That said, I need to submit this application if we want a chance at the opportunity, but I don't have all the information I need from everybody in order to do so.
How would you suggest I follow up with people to make sure we can get this application in? I have sent an email and a text message; I am now waiting on two replies.
Please let me know of any strategies you've used to coordinate people on a tight deadline — while being respectful of their time as well!