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Set regular meetings in advance. These are great for brainstorming ideas and feeding back information to the group.
Establish the following roles:
Maybe make every 4th meeting a more 'social' event and meet at the local pub/café - great for attracting new members and remembering to have some fun as well!
Goals and planning:
Planning and goal setting are very important and will help measure your success and keep the group on track. Agree upon your objective – what do you stand for, what do you want to achieve? All members should be clear about these – document them/it. Develop a 'mission statement' which includes; what you do, who is involved and why you are unique.
Name and Identity:
Choose a name for the group and when you have a few committed members you may wish to become incorporated. For more information go to the Office of Fair Trading.
Have a group launch/fundraiser :
Organise an event that will raise awareness of your group and its goals. This will help promote it in your local area and also get some local media. Our advice is to keep these friendly, local and inoffensive. Examples include: film screening, trivia night, theatre show, dinner at local restaurant with speaker.
Contact local media:
Prepare a short media release. Contact us if you would like some assistance with this. Send to editors of local publications and newspapers.
Register on Climate Movement and start blogging! This will attract interest in your group. You could also set up your own simple website with an email contact. Collect contacts of interested people/supporters and produce an interesting e-newsletter to keep them informed of your activities. It's also a good idea to establish a bank account and get a PO Box for snail mail.
Let your local council and MP know that your group has formed!
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