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Over the past year we've used these tools to help support outreach efforts for the [http://e-democracy.org/Frogtown Frogtown] and [http://e-democracy.org/cr Cedar-Riverside] neighbor forums.
 
Over the past year we've used these tools to help support outreach efforts for the [http://e-democracy.org/Frogtown Frogtown] and [http://e-democracy.org/cr Cedar-Riverside] neighbor forums.
  
'''1. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochure.pdf General Brochure] – Meet Your Neighbors Online!'''
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* '''1. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochure.pdf General Brochure] – Meet Your Neighbors Online!'''
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** Adapt this two-page trifold brochure to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum.  ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochureMSPublisher.pub Publisher file])
  
Adapt this two-page trifold brochure to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/edemnfbrochureMSPublisher.pub Publisher file])
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*'''2. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-nfgeneral.pdf Minneapolis-St. Paul Multi-forum General Poster]''' – Join your neighbors to discuss local issues, exchange information, build community, and simply be neighborly.
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** Post these to bulletin boards at local businesses and public venues throughout the neighborhood.  The simple tear-off URL serves as a “take away” to remind people to look up your forum when they get home. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1o_NQdl4Y8dOjuknNnrJBCmETqqdJS12Y3kfAL6U2A-k&hl=en&authkey=CO-QpZEB&pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])
  
'''2. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-nfgeneral.pdf Minneapolis-St. Paul Multi-forum General Poster]''' – Join your neighbors to discuss local issues, exchange information, build community, and simply be neighborly.
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*'''3. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-template.ppt Customizable Poster]''' (Power Point Template)
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**Tailor this poster to your forum and post to bulletin board in your neighborhood. Be sure to update the tear-off URL!
  
Post these to bulletin boards at local businesses and public venues throughout the neighborhood. The simple tear-off URL serves as a “take away” to remind people to look up your forum when they get home. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1o_NQdl4Y8dOjuknNnrJBCmETqqdJS12Y3kfAL6U2A-k&hl=en&authkey=CO-QpZEB&pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])
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*'''4. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/flyer-mspnf2perpage.pdf General Flyer - Two per page]''' - Multi-forum flyer to support recruitment across neighborhoods.  
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** Adapt this two-up flier to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1WbvdPMKW-EJGLmsERS4LXbJvV9QQTkH93au4ejfj94o&hl=en&pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])
  
'''3. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/poster-template.ppt Customizable Poster]''' (Power Point Template)
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* '''5. Sign-up sheets à la carte'''
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** We’ve used a variety of these tailored to specific forums such as [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-frogtown.pdf Frogtown] and [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-cedarriv.pdf Cedar-Riverside], as well as put together these “multi-forum” sign up sheets to support recruitment [http://e-democracy.org/nf across neighborhoods].  When completed, promptly scan and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137
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**'''Tip:''' Use a black pen with a bold stroke and definitely read the e-mail address back to confirm.  Double-checking the handwriting can improve your success rate by as much as 30%!
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** Minneapolis Neighbor Forums Sign-up ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.pdf PDF])
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** St. Paul Neighbor Forums Sign-up ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.pdf PDF])
  
Tailor this poster to your forum and post to bulletin board in your neighborhood.  Be sure to update the tear-off URL!
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*'''6. Customizable Single Forum Sign Up Template''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateUS.doc MS Word - US Version]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateA4.doc MS Word A4 - UK/NZ Version])  
 
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** Tailor these to suit your needs to help you collect names and e-mail addresses at neighborhood venues and events.
'''4. [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/flyer-mspnf2perpage.pdf General Flyer - Two per page]''' - Multi-forum flyer to support recruitment across neighborhoods.
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** And remember, to successfully add these new members after your outreach efforts promptly scan (or to speed uploading enter the data into a spreadsheet yourself with at least first name, last name, and e-mail in their own columns - keep your forms handy because some will bounce) and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137
 
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** While Forum Managers may invite people via the website, we prefer to upload 5 names from paper sign-ups for you. When a Forum Manager does it themselves, people must click on a link in their e-mail to verify - which most people miss. Behind the scenes, our technical support team can upload people without verification. New members only need to set a password on the web if they want to post via the web.
Adapt this two-up flier to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. ([https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1WbvdPMKW-EJGLmsERS4LXbJvV9QQTkH93au4ejfj94o&hl=en&pli=1 Editable version at Google Docs])
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'''5. Sign-up sheets à la carte'''
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We’ve used a variety of these tailored to specific forums such as [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-frogtown.pdf Frogtown] and [http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-cedarriv.pdf Cedar-Riverside], as well as put together these “multi-forum” sign up sheets to support recruitment [http://e-democracy.org/nf across neighborhoods].  When completed, promptly scan and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137
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'''Tip:''' Use a black pen with a bold stroke and definitely read the e-mail address back to confirm.  Double-checking the handwriting can improve your success rate by as much as 30%!
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* Minneapolis Neighbor Forums Sign-up ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-mpls-multi.pdf PDF])
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* St. Paul Neighbor Forums Sign-up ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.doc MS Word]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-stpmulti.pdf PDF])
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'''6. Customizable Single Forum Sign Up Template''' ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateUS.doc MS Word - US Version]) ([http://e-democracy.org/if/print/signup-templateA4.doc MS Word A4 - UK/NZ Version])  
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Tailor these to suit your needs to help you collect names and e-mail addresses at neighborhood venues and events.
+
 
+
And remember, to successfully add these new members after your outreach efforts promptly scan (or to speed uploading enter the data into a spreadsheet yourself with at least first name, last name, and e-mail in their own columns - keep your forms handy because some will bounce) and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137
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While Forum Managers may invite people via the website, we prefer to upload 5 names from paper sign-ups for you. When a Forum Manager does it themselves, people must click on a link in their e-mail to verify - which most people miss. Behind the scenes, our technical support team can upload people without verification. New members only need to set a password on the web if they want to post via the web.
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Revision as of 15:10, 25 August 2010

Key Print Documents for Outreach Efforts

Are you...

  • looking for people to join a new forum?
  • seeking fresh voices?
  • especially diverse and likely underrepresented voices?

Paper tools can help!

Over the past year we've used these tools to help support outreach efforts for the Frogtown and Cedar-Riverside neighbor forums.

  • 1. General Brochure – Meet Your Neighbors Online!
    • Adapt this two-page trifold brochure to suit your local forum and distribute copies at community events to raise awareness and grow your forum. (Publisher file)
  • 2. Minneapolis-St. Paul Multi-forum General Poster – Join your neighbors to discuss local issues, exchange information, build community, and simply be neighborly.
    • Post these to bulletin boards at local businesses and public venues throughout the neighborhood. The simple tear-off URL serves as a “take away” to remind people to look up your forum when they get home. (Editable version at Google Docs)
  • 3. Customizable Poster (Power Point Template)
    • Tailor this poster to your forum and post to bulletin board in your neighborhood. Be sure to update the tear-off URL!
  • 5. Sign-up sheets à la carte
    • We’ve used a variety of these tailored to specific forums such as Frogtown and Cedar-Riverside, as well as put together these “multi-forum” sign up sheets to support recruitment across neighborhoods. When completed, promptly scan and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137
    • Tip: Use a black pen with a bold stroke and definitely read the e-mail address back to confirm. Double-checking the handwriting can improve your success rate by as much as 30%!
    • Minneapolis Neighbor Forums Sign-up (MS Word) (PDF)
    • St. Paul Neighbor Forums Sign-up (MS Word) (PDF)
  • 6. Customizable Single Forum Sign Up Template (MS Word - US Version) (MS Word A4 - UK/NZ Version)
    • Tailor these to suit your needs to help you collect names and e-mail addresses at neighborhood venues and events.
    • And remember, to successfully add these new members after your outreach efforts promptly scan (or to speed uploading enter the data into a spreadsheet yourself with at least first name, last name, and e-mail in their own columns - keep your forms handy because some will bounce) and e-mail to: signup@e-democracy.org OR fax to: +1-612-605-0137
    • While Forum Managers may invite people via the website, we prefer to upload 5 names from paper sign-ups for you. When a Forum Manager does it themselves, people must click on a link in their e-mail to verify - which most people miss. Behind the scenes, our technical support team can upload people without verification. New members only need to set a password on the web if they want to post via the web.
 

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