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http://pages.e-democracy.org/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=71.220.40.230&feedformat=atom E-Democracy.org - User contributions [en] 2023-02-04T15:55:49Z User contributions MediaWiki 1.26.2 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Start_A_Forum_-_0009&diff=4547 Start A Forum - 0009 2009-02-19T02:21:57Z <p>71.220.40.230: /* 8) Identify a forum manager */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> '''Please follow the following steps towards launching your local Issues Forum.''' Sign (simply enter your name) and date each item as you complete it. This will allow E-Democracy.Org staff to monitor your progress and offer assistance at the appropriate times. It will also allow others to follow along with your successes.<br /> <br /> ==1) Sign on the dotted line!==<br /> <br /> Enter some basic info here to indicate that you are ready to start the process of launching a local Issues Forum in your community! There is no cost nor obligation to start the process, but please wait until you are really ready before starting. Launching a local Issues Forum will take a significant amount of work:<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Forum:''' ''Saint Paul Highland Park Neighborhood Issues''<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Organizer:''' Highland District Council''<br /> <br /> ......'''Date Started:''' ''February 9, 2009''<br /> <br /> ''(Note: Groups should attempt to launch their forum within 3 months of start)''<br /> <br /> ==2) Join our &quot;Liftoff&quot; group==<br /> <br /> Liftoff is a special online group that we have set up for peer-to-peer support of folks who are launching local Issues Forums. Many of our more experienced volunteers and staff are also on hand in this forum to answer questions and offer words of encouragement.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/ Liftoff]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==3) Contact An E-Democracy.Org Organizer==<br /> <br /> If you have not already spoken with an E-Democracy.Org organizer, its probably time to let us know about your intentions and make sure that your project meets E-Democracy.Org guidelines. <br /> <br /> * [mailto:team@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org Team]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==4) Identify a steering committee==<br /> <br /> Identify at least 5 people to serve on your steering committee. Your steering committee should not be a group of people with the same political and organizational affiliations within the community. Try to find a small group of people that:<br /> <br /> * Has some degree of political diversity <br /> * Includes some racial or gender diversity<br /> * Is able to set aside their personal agendas to create a non-partisan space fro public discussion<br /> <br /> '''Enter at least five names here''' (its ok to use first names only):<br /> <br /> # ''Jennifer Taylor James''<br /> # ''Phil Ledermann''<br /> # ''Loren Sorenson''<br /> # ''Tim Puffer''<br /> # ''Will Jefferson''<br /> # ''Paul Krech''<br /> # ''Bill Poulos''<br /> # ''Georgia Dietz''<br /> # ''Lary Hampel''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (Tim Puffer 2/1/2009) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==5) Set-up forum for your group to begin organizing==<br /> <br /> Ask E-Democracy.Org to set up two forums. One will be a closed space where members of your steering committee can communicate about the management of the forum. The second will be the forum itself. Initially, the forum itself will be closed to any traffic - but available for members of the community to JOIN. ([mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us Here])<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==6) Have a face to face meeting==<br /> <br /> It would be best if your steering committee could meet together at least once, before launch (a conference call is an option). This gives you the opportunity to discuss the charter and make sure that the group has a common understanding of what you hope to accomplish with the forum. Its also a good time to decide who will be the forum manager and to discuss expectations and how other members of the Steering Committee might be able to support the forum manager. Check to see if an E-Democracy.Org representative from your region is available to attend this meeting. [mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us].<br /> <br /> * '''Pick a date and time''' ''[http://www.meetingwizard.com/ MeetingWizard.Com]''<br /> * '''Select a location''' (we recommend a relaxed atmosphere and easy to access location, like a community coffee shop)<br /> *'''Sample Agenda'''<br /> *# Select a Chair Person for the steering comittee. Best if it is someone other than the Forum Manager.<br /> *# Draft Charter (see next item on checklist)<br /> *# Select a Forum Manager<br /> *# Decide how often the steering committee will meet (at least twice a year). Set dates, times, and locations for the next couple of meetings.<br /> *# Discuss kick-off event<br /> *# Training ''(contact [mailto:support@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org] about scheduling an Issues Forum training for your steering committee, either at this meeting or another date/time.)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==7) Complete charter worksheet==<br /> <br /> Create your own charter worksheet, using copy and paste, in the same way that you created this page. Please, feel use or edit text from other existing forums.<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets | Click here to fill out your charter worksheet]]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (Tim Puffer 2/11/2009) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==8) Identify a forum manager==<br /> <br /> Some resources.<br /> * [[Definition of Forum Manager]]<br /> <br /> .....'''Forum Manager:''' ''Hal Clapp and Gary Fischbach''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (Tim Puffer 2/11/2009) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==9) Recruit at least 100 participants==<br /> <br /> '''To Do: (move to &quot;Done&quot; as completed)'''<br /> <br /> * Invite local elected officials ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local government staff ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local reporters (print, video, and internet) ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local community organizers ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Send invitation to other online groups with community focus <br /> * Identify at least one community event to attend and pass out sign up sheet<br /> <br /> '''Done:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Move items from &quot;To Do&quot; list to here as they are completed.<br /> * Create a sign up sheet ''(see template - when available)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==10) Organize a Kick-Off Event==<br /> <br /> You can make this as simple or elaborate as you like. Anything from a &quot;happy hour&quot; at local gathering place or party at someones home, to a more structured event with rented room and scheduled presentations.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==11) Launch Forum==<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''</div> 71.220.40.230 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Start_A_Forum_-_0009&diff=4546 Start A Forum - 0009 2009-02-19T02:21:16Z <p>71.220.40.230: /* 7) Complete charter worksheet */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> '''Please follow the following steps towards launching your local Issues Forum.''' Sign (simply enter your name) and date each item as you complete it. This will allow E-Democracy.Org staff to monitor your progress and offer assistance at the appropriate times. It will also allow others to follow along with your successes.<br /> <br /> ==1) Sign on the dotted line!==<br /> <br /> Enter some basic info here to indicate that you are ready to start the process of launching a local Issues Forum in your community! There is no cost nor obligation to start the process, but please wait until you are really ready before starting. Launching a local Issues Forum will take a significant amount of work:<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Forum:''' ''Saint Paul Highland Park Neighborhood Issues''<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Organizer:''' Highland District Council''<br /> <br /> ......'''Date Started:''' ''February 9, 2009''<br /> <br /> ''(Note: Groups should attempt to launch their forum within 3 months of start)''<br /> <br /> ==2) Join our &quot;Liftoff&quot; group==<br /> <br /> Liftoff is a special online group that we have set up for peer-to-peer support of folks who are launching local Issues Forums. Many of our more experienced volunteers and staff are also on hand in this forum to answer questions and offer words of encouragement.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/ Liftoff]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==3) Contact An E-Democracy.Org Organizer==<br /> <br /> If you have not already spoken with an E-Democracy.Org organizer, its probably time to let us know about your intentions and make sure that your project meets E-Democracy.Org guidelines. <br /> <br /> * [mailto:team@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org Team]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==4) Identify a steering committee==<br /> <br /> Identify at least 5 people to serve on your steering committee. Your steering committee should not be a group of people with the same political and organizational affiliations within the community. Try to find a small group of people that:<br /> <br /> * Has some degree of political diversity <br /> * Includes some racial or gender diversity<br /> * Is able to set aside their personal agendas to create a non-partisan space fro public discussion<br /> <br /> '''Enter at least five names here''' (its ok to use first names only):<br /> <br /> # ''Jennifer Taylor James''<br /> # ''Phil Ledermann''<br /> # ''Loren Sorenson''<br /> # ''Tim Puffer''<br /> # ''Will Jefferson''<br /> # ''Paul Krech''<br /> # ''Bill Poulos''<br /> # ''Georgia Dietz''<br /> # ''Lary Hampel''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (Tim Puffer 2/1/2009) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==5) Set-up forum for your group to begin organizing==<br /> <br /> Ask E-Democracy.Org to set up two forums. One will be a closed space where members of your steering committee can communicate about the management of the forum. The second will be the forum itself. Initially, the forum itself will be closed to any traffic - but available for members of the community to JOIN. ([mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us Here])<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==6) Have a face to face meeting==<br /> <br /> It would be best if your steering committee could meet together at least once, before launch (a conference call is an option). This gives you the opportunity to discuss the charter and make sure that the group has a common understanding of what you hope to accomplish with the forum. Its also a good time to decide who will be the forum manager and to discuss expectations and how other members of the Steering Committee might be able to support the forum manager. Check to see if an E-Democracy.Org representative from your region is available to attend this meeting. [mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us].<br /> <br /> * '''Pick a date and time''' ''[http://www.meetingwizard.com/ MeetingWizard.Com]''<br /> * '''Select a location''' (we recommend a relaxed atmosphere and easy to access location, like a community coffee shop)<br /> *'''Sample Agenda'''<br /> *# Select a Chair Person for the steering comittee. Best if it is someone other than the Forum Manager.<br /> *# Draft Charter (see next item on checklist)<br /> *# Select a Forum Manager<br /> *# Decide how often the steering committee will meet (at least twice a year). Set dates, times, and locations for the next couple of meetings.<br /> *# Discuss kick-off event<br /> *# Training ''(contact [mailto:support@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org] about scheduling an Issues Forum training for your steering committee, either at this meeting or another date/time.)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==7) Complete charter worksheet==<br /> <br /> Create your own charter worksheet, using copy and paste, in the same way that you created this page. Please, feel use or edit text from other existing forums.<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets | Click here to fill out your charter worksheet]]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (Tim Puffer 2/11/2009) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==8) Identify a forum manager==<br /> <br /> Some resources.<br /> * [[Definition of Forum Manager]]<br /> <br /> .....'''Forum Manager:''' ''Hal Clapp and Gary Fischbach''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==9) Recruit at least 100 participants==<br /> <br /> '''To Do: (move to &quot;Done&quot; as completed)'''<br /> <br /> * Invite local elected officials ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local government staff ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local reporters (print, video, and internet) ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local community organizers ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Send invitation to other online groups with community focus <br /> * Identify at least one community event to attend and pass out sign up sheet<br /> <br /> '''Done:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Move items from &quot;To Do&quot; list to here as they are completed.<br /> * Create a sign up sheet ''(see template - when available)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==10) Organize a Kick-Off Event==<br /> <br /> You can make this as simple or elaborate as you like. Anything from a &quot;happy hour&quot; at local gathering place or party at someones home, to a more structured event with rented room and scheduled presentations.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==11) Launch Forum==<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''</div> 71.220.40.230 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Start_A_Forum_-_0009&diff=4545 Start A Forum - 0009 2009-02-19T02:20:33Z <p>71.220.40.230: /* 4) Identify a steering committee */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> '''Please follow the following steps towards launching your local Issues Forum.''' Sign (simply enter your name) and date each item as you complete it. This will allow E-Democracy.Org staff to monitor your progress and offer assistance at the appropriate times. It will also allow others to follow along with your successes.<br /> <br /> ==1) Sign on the dotted line!==<br /> <br /> Enter some basic info here to indicate that you are ready to start the process of launching a local Issues Forum in your community! There is no cost nor obligation to start the process, but please wait until you are really ready before starting. Launching a local Issues Forum will take a significant amount of work:<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Forum:''' ''Saint Paul Highland Park Neighborhood Issues''<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Organizer:''' Highland District Council''<br /> <br /> ......'''Date Started:''' ''February 9, 2009''<br /> <br /> ''(Note: Groups should attempt to launch their forum within 3 months of start)''<br /> <br /> ==2) Join our &quot;Liftoff&quot; group==<br /> <br /> Liftoff is a special online group that we have set up for peer-to-peer support of folks who are launching local Issues Forums. Many of our more experienced volunteers and staff are also on hand in this forum to answer questions and offer words of encouragement.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/ Liftoff]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==3) Contact An E-Democracy.Org Organizer==<br /> <br /> If you have not already spoken with an E-Democracy.Org organizer, its probably time to let us know about your intentions and make sure that your project meets E-Democracy.Org guidelines. <br /> <br /> * [mailto:team@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org Team]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==4) Identify a steering committee==<br /> <br /> Identify at least 5 people to serve on your steering committee. Your steering committee should not be a group of people with the same political and organizational affiliations within the community. Try to find a small group of people that:<br /> <br /> * Has some degree of political diversity <br /> * Includes some racial or gender diversity<br /> * Is able to set aside their personal agendas to create a non-partisan space fro public discussion<br /> <br /> '''Enter at least five names here''' (its ok to use first names only):<br /> <br /> # ''Jennifer Taylor James''<br /> # ''Phil Ledermann''<br /> # ''Loren Sorenson''<br /> # ''Tim Puffer''<br /> # ''Will Jefferson''<br /> # ''Paul Krech''<br /> # ''Bill Poulos''<br /> # ''Georgia Dietz''<br /> # ''Lary Hampel''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (Tim Puffer 2/1/2009) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==5) Set-up forum for your group to begin organizing==<br /> <br /> Ask E-Democracy.Org to set up two forums. One will be a closed space where members of your steering committee can communicate about the management of the forum. The second will be the forum itself. Initially, the forum itself will be closed to any traffic - but available for members of the community to JOIN. ([mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us Here])<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==6) Have a face to face meeting==<br /> <br /> It would be best if your steering committee could meet together at least once, before launch (a conference call is an option). This gives you the opportunity to discuss the charter and make sure that the group has a common understanding of what you hope to accomplish with the forum. Its also a good time to decide who will be the forum manager and to discuss expectations and how other members of the Steering Committee might be able to support the forum manager. Check to see if an E-Democracy.Org representative from your region is available to attend this meeting. [mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us].<br /> <br /> * '''Pick a date and time''' ''[http://www.meetingwizard.com/ MeetingWizard.Com]''<br /> * '''Select a location''' (we recommend a relaxed atmosphere and easy to access location, like a community coffee shop)<br /> *'''Sample Agenda'''<br /> *# Select a Chair Person for the steering comittee. Best if it is someone other than the Forum Manager.<br /> *# Draft Charter (see next item on checklist)<br /> *# Select a Forum Manager<br /> *# Decide how often the steering committee will meet (at least twice a year). Set dates, times, and locations for the next couple of meetings.<br /> *# Discuss kick-off event<br /> *# Training ''(contact [mailto:support@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org] about scheduling an Issues Forum training for your steering committee, either at this meeting or another date/time.)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==7) Complete charter worksheet==<br /> <br /> Create your own charter worksheet, using copy and paste, in the same way that you created this page. Please, feel use or edit text from other existing forums.<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets | Click here to fill out your charter worksheet]]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==8) Identify a forum manager==<br /> <br /> Some resources.<br /> * [[Definition of Forum Manager]]<br /> <br /> .....'''Forum Manager:''' ''Hal Clapp and Gary Fischbach''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==9) Recruit at least 100 participants==<br /> <br /> '''To Do: (move to &quot;Done&quot; as completed)'''<br /> <br /> * Invite local elected officials ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local government staff ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local reporters (print, video, and internet) ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local community organizers ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Send invitation to other online groups with community focus <br /> * Identify at least one community event to attend and pass out sign up sheet<br /> <br /> '''Done:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Move items from &quot;To Do&quot; list to here as they are completed.<br /> * Create a sign up sheet ''(see template - when available)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==10) Organize a Kick-Off Event==<br /> <br /> You can make this as simple or elaborate as you like. Anything from a &quot;happy hour&quot; at local gathering place or party at someones home, to a more structured event with rented room and scheduled presentations.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==11) Launch Forum==<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''</div> 71.220.40.230 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Start_A_Forum_-_0009&diff=4544 Start A Forum - 0009 2009-02-19T02:19:02Z <p>71.220.40.230: /* 9) Recruit at least 100 participants */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> '''Please follow the following steps towards launching your local Issues Forum.''' Sign (simply enter your name) and date each item as you complete it. This will allow E-Democracy.Org staff to monitor your progress and offer assistance at the appropriate times. It will also allow others to follow along with your successes.<br /> <br /> ==1) Sign on the dotted line!==<br /> <br /> Enter some basic info here to indicate that you are ready to start the process of launching a local Issues Forum in your community! There is no cost nor obligation to start the process, but please wait until you are really ready before starting. Launching a local Issues Forum will take a significant amount of work:<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Forum:''' ''Saint Paul Highland Park Neighborhood Issues''<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Organizer:''' Highland District Council''<br /> <br /> ......'''Date Started:''' ''February 9, 2009''<br /> <br /> ''(Note: Groups should attempt to launch their forum within 3 months of start)''<br /> <br /> ==2) Join our &quot;Liftoff&quot; group==<br /> <br /> Liftoff is a special online group that we have set up for peer-to-peer support of folks who are launching local Issues Forums. Many of our more experienced volunteers and staff are also on hand in this forum to answer questions and offer words of encouragement.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/ Liftoff]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==3) Contact An E-Democracy.Org Organizer==<br /> <br /> If you have not already spoken with an E-Democracy.Org organizer, its probably time to let us know about your intentions and make sure that your project meets E-Democracy.Org guidelines. <br /> <br /> * [mailto:team@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org Team]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==4) Identify a steering committee==<br /> <br /> Identify at least 5 people to serve on your steering committee. Your steering committee should not be a group of people with the same political and organizational affiliations within the community. Try to find a small group of people that:<br /> <br /> * Has some degree of political diversity <br /> * Includes some racial or gender diversity<br /> * Is able to set aside their personal agendas to create a non-partisan space fro public discussion<br /> <br /> '''Enter at least five names here''' (its ok to use first names only):<br /> <br /> # ''Jennifer Taylor James''<br /> # ''Phil Ledermann''<br /> # ''Loren Sorenson''<br /> # ''Tim Puffer''<br /> # ''Will Jefferson''<br /> # ''Paul Krech''<br /> # ''Bill Poulos''<br /> # ''Georgia Dietz''<br /> # ''Lary Hampel''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==5) Set-up forum for your group to begin organizing==<br /> <br /> Ask E-Democracy.Org to set up two forums. One will be a closed space where members of your steering committee can communicate about the management of the forum. The second will be the forum itself. Initially, the forum itself will be closed to any traffic - but available for members of the community to JOIN. ([mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us Here])<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==6) Have a face to face meeting==<br /> <br /> It would be best if your steering committee could meet together at least once, before launch (a conference call is an option). This gives you the opportunity to discuss the charter and make sure that the group has a common understanding of what you hope to accomplish with the forum. Its also a good time to decide who will be the forum manager and to discuss expectations and how other members of the Steering Committee might be able to support the forum manager. Check to see if an E-Democracy.Org representative from your region is available to attend this meeting. [mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us].<br /> <br /> * '''Pick a date and time''' ''[http://www.meetingwizard.com/ MeetingWizard.Com]''<br /> * '''Select a location''' (we recommend a relaxed atmosphere and easy to access location, like a community coffee shop)<br /> *'''Sample Agenda'''<br /> *# Select a Chair Person for the steering comittee. Best if it is someone other than the Forum Manager.<br /> *# Draft Charter (see next item on checklist)<br /> *# Select a Forum Manager<br /> *# Decide how often the steering committee will meet (at least twice a year). Set dates, times, and locations for the next couple of meetings.<br /> *# Discuss kick-off event<br /> *# Training ''(contact [mailto:support@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org] about scheduling an Issues Forum training for your steering committee, either at this meeting or another date/time.)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==7) Complete charter worksheet==<br /> <br /> Create your own charter worksheet, using copy and paste, in the same way that you created this page. Please, feel use or edit text from other existing forums.<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets | Click here to fill out your charter worksheet]]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==8) Identify a forum manager==<br /> <br /> Some resources.<br /> * [[Definition of Forum Manager]]<br /> <br /> .....'''Forum Manager:''' ''Hal Clapp and Gary Fischbach''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==9) Recruit at least 100 participants==<br /> <br /> '''To Do: (move to &quot;Done&quot; as completed)'''<br /> <br /> * Invite local elected officials ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local government staff ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local reporters (print, video, and internet) ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local community organizers ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Send invitation to other online groups with community focus <br /> * Identify at least one community event to attend and pass out sign up sheet<br /> <br /> '''Done:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Move items from &quot;To Do&quot; list to here as they are completed.<br /> * Create a sign up sheet ''(see template - when available)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==10) Organize a Kick-Off Event==<br /> <br /> You can make this as simple or elaborate as you like. Anything from a &quot;happy hour&quot; at local gathering place or party at someones home, to a more structured event with rented room and scheduled presentations.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==11) Launch Forum==<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''</div> 71.220.40.230