I’m trying to de-clutter my brain with things that I used to do for XR Vic and haven’t had the time to lately and really want to see happening. This is a brief outline of how to start new xr branches across Vic/anywhere which I think we should be doing. Please reply if you can help with this - or offer feedback to make the process simpler.
The idea of this process is to move rebels from “engaged” to “active” by starting a local group in their area… and thus the rest of the process of increasing engagement along the spectrum too.
Step 2 work out what postcodes are covered by the area where a new group would be ideal to start (this is because we can contact our sign-ups by filtering them in the database by postcode)
Step 3 (could be interchangeable with Step 4) Contact someone with Vic Action Network access e.g. @nilsf @ageorge to email the people in this postcodes to see if they are keen to get a local group going. Usually will get a few replies. These people can then be activated to help with coordinating an intro talk in the area and promoting it, and potentially getting the first meeting off the ground.
Step 4 (this one is a bit of a dance between the various variables)
- XR vic intro talk speakers - e.g. this list (insert link here) or by asking on the mattermost channel
- The new local contact and kirsty (our booking agent via email@example.com) to book a venue to host an intro talk at a suitable time
in order to get a venue and speaker confirmed for the HFEAWTDAI talk
Step 5 get the talk listed in this spreadsheet - this will mean the talk (once the action network event is created) is listed in this “outward facing” upcoming talks list that goes in the newsletters and is easily digestible. Also in the spreadsheet are instructions to get the poster created.
Step 6 share the poster with the local contact and ask them to print it and stick it up around the place, e.g. in the venue. Also share the event in local sympathising fb pages and groups (this could be done by the contact in the area, or proactively by… you!
COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS AND ONGOING SUPPORT
induct the new group into the Base forum, probably MM as well, and connect them to the upcoming, organised zoom calls for Local Group Support (this is in the pipelines, see @ageorge @luke_m @epacris )
Connect new group to rebel starter pack (please link here), and the in progress local group bible @epacris without over assualting new groups with too much technical shiz
Get the new group created in Action Network and set up with AN admins.
This would also include some kind of briefing - interconnecting with the rest of XR Vic (insert link to that discussion here ) - about not overloading people with emails.
Please post feedback to this process and add relevant resources here (this is wiki editable topic - you can edit it) and if you can help in any chunks (i think it’s quite possible to really break down this process (as you can see above) so that all of us acting together can help spread the gospel of xr across the state, the nation easily and quickly! Until now i’d been envisaging this as a centralised kind of role but the centralised aspect is actually kind of small, clunky and does not mitigate for power or invite inclusion. And most importantly it’s stressful and isn’t being done!
Note: I know there are local groups keen to get started in the following areas that just needs to be actioned:
- City of Melbourne/North Melbourne
- City of Whittlesea
- Werribee area