The Outreach Committee (per bylaws) shall:
Editorial comment: While many people may be on Facebook or Twitter, many are not. Nextdoor seems to have more coverage, but it has a lot of noise on it, just like Facebook and Twitter. I think there is no way to filter or feature CVNA posts, without making a 'Group' on Nextdoor. Groups were fantastically a flop it seems. It seems like Neighborhood Associations ought to have some 'standing' with Nextdoor - city offices do! --jm
Mail Chimpmailing list for a CVNA-only newsletter
Idea is to publish a periodic Collins View newsletter in a nice format. Southwest Neighborhood Inc (SWNI), our district coalition office, pays for this service. The newsletter has yet to launch, but we are building up the list. Click on [SIGN UP] to sign up.
The concept of a 'Welcome Wagon' basket is being developed and tested... Welcome Letter Card with the CVNA info on one side and Fred Meyers Community Rewards on the other. Recent copy of the SW News. Note: They can (must) call SWNI and sign up for free. Local businesses Example goodies Tryon creek grill (Menu) Market of Choice 'Savories' magazine Fred's awards info/card? Mention business directory on the web site. NET red/green Help/OK signs water dropper and chlorine table emergency phone numbers magnet How can we reach newcomers? Periodically ask newcomers to self-identify on Nextdoor. (This is actually encouraged by Nextdoor when account is created.) The outreach chair would contact them and ask if they'd like the stuff.
Whenever the opportunity arises, neighbors should be directed to the site for info.
Website are someone passive in that people have to go to them. They don't just jump out at the user like social media does. But at least it is there, 24x7.
For the Board, email to firstname.lastname@example.org could have the agenda attached as a PDF.
For Nextdoor, the agenda's plain text could be pasted into an Nextdoor post so people don't have to open a docx file or PDF to read it. Seems like one does have to go to Nextdoor just to Read a long message whoever. ? Agenda is not sent as an attachment or posted as a document. Nextdoor does not do well with attachments. (?) This will get the Agenda out posthaste. Perhaps only the unique parts of the agenda need to be posted to Nextdoor. [Verify/Edit this paragraph.]
The Agendas page [LINK] on the Collins View website links to Google Drive which archives previous agendas. The page gives instructions for accessing.
Google Drive has all the Minutes.Collins View website does not need updating. [Google Drive]
See current issue of [SW News] and see our collection of [CVNA articles]
Article consists of headline, text, photo or two.
Standard sub-headline has collinsview.org, etc..
Topic must be of general interest to the neighborhood (CV-related material)
Current File Naming Convention for web:
SWNI News JAN2019.pdf(Note two spaces in file name -- should perhaps eliminate those spaces in future.)
Two double-sided cards are delivered with these five topics: Collins View Neighborhood Association, Fred Meyer Rewards, and the Picnic each have one full side. NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team) and FoRVNA (Friends of River View Natural Area) share a side on one of the two cards.
Maybe there are ways people could be involved /other/ than attending meetings! Like working on some related projects and reporting in writing or even on Nextdoor.
The [picnic] has been our biggest outreach event in the past. participation in potluck / cookie exchange at our December meeting has waned.
What else are we doing for outreach? What else could do we do?
Example: Placing 11x14 posters around the neighborhood (businesses, college, other public places).