January 4, 2011 at 10:53 pm #119342
We have a relatively new Gov Loop Group out in Colorado...and I am trying to encourage both membership and participation. I am hoping to create a forum where (mostly fed) workers can dialogue about sustainability issues...pose questions, solicit ideas and help, or even find resources. I would appreciate your thoughts and experiences.
January 4, 2011 at 11:12 pm #119346
It's definitely not easy to keep participation up in the groups. Going in, I would encourage you to plan time to spark conversations, e-mail members about relevant content from time to time, and also highlight through e-mails discussions of interest on the main GovLoop page or in the archives.
January 5, 2011 at 1:57 am #119344
Couple quick suggestions:
-Welcome new members
-Poke people - if theres a question, send the group a message to all. If fits someones niche, ask them to answer
-Ask fun easy question - gets people going - whether introduce yourself thread or something fun
-Be regular- try to post a question/link at least every couple days...doesn't have to be much
In the end, it's kind of like a dinner party. People have to feel welcome, given easy questions to answer - 3 words why you are here, and host regular dinner parties so people feel comfortable
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