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# Before launching a local Issues Forum with E-Democracy.Org, you ought to make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into. Please, take a look at the following resources:<br><br>
 
# Before launching a local Issues Forum with E-Democracy.Org, you ought to make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into. Please, take a look at the following resources:<br><br>
#* [http://e-democracy.org/if/start.html Start an Issues Forum in 10 Steps] - Also see the short [[Starting a neighbors forum]]
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#* [http://e-democracy.org/if/start.html Start an Issues Forum in 10 Steps] - Or see the short [[Starting a neighbors forum]]
#* [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/87 Video Interview on Issues Forum] - 6 minutes
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#* [[Forum manager job description]]
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#* Optional - [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/87 Video Interview on Issues Forum] - 6 minutes
 
#* Optional - Download and print relevant sections from our [[Issues Forum Guide]].
 
#* Optional - Download and print relevant sections from our [[Issues Forum Guide]].
 
#* Optional - Review our [[Inclusive Social Media]] work in lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods. We provide special digital inclusion coaching and assistance to such areas.<br><br>
 
#* Optional - Review our [[Inclusive Social Media]] work in lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods. We provide special digital inclusion coaching and assistance to such areas.<br><br>

Revision as of 07:20, 19 August 2011

Back to: Issues Forum Resources

Intro

So you want to start a Local Issues Forum in Your Community!

Here is a step by step process designed to walk you through the steps of organizing an online Local Issues Forum in your community or neighborhood/neighbourhood. This process assumes that you will be hosting your forum on our site, however you can use this process even if you plan to host your forum elsewhere.

Here are a couple of things to think about, before you get started:

  1. Before launching a local Issues Forum with E-Democracy.Org, you ought to make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into. Please, take a look at the following resources:

  2. Why Host at E-Democracy.Org

  3. Terms of Hosting your forum on E-Democracy.Org

  4. This is the "wiki" (What is a Wiki) portion of our web site. Please, make sure you have an account. Go to the Log in/Create Account link in the upper right hand corner of this screen. We just need your name and email address to set up an account.

  5. Adopt a worksheet below, entering the name of your community next to it, to indicate that it is taken. Edit your new worksheet as you see fit, as you work your way through the process of launching a local Issues Forum.

    NOTE: This will be a public page. In initiating your planning process this way, any work you create on this site will be available to anyone.

  6. As you move from start-up to opening, see our Forum manager resources.

Templates

Available Worksheets:

In Progress:

Part way done? Are you looking for your Charter template.

Complete:

Back To: Forum manager resources

 

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