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Amber
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Here are some of the tips we gathered at the My Community Networking event on the 19 October

ALL TYPES OF ENGAGEMENT NEEDED
BE SURE TO FEED BACK WHAT YOU HAVE ACTED ON

HACKATHON
• Tech origins
• Get together and create
• 30 people in a room
• Apply knowledge – put it on websites as well as on paper = wider audience

ART IN THE GARDEN
• Art outside – people can come and see
• Physically accessible
• Good for meeting those outside the tech generation
• Breaks down barriers

BE THERE CONSISTENTLY
• Slow build up – trusting you are going to be there

INCLUDE SOCIAL ELEMENTS
• Food. Wine.

PRINT THINGS
• Physical flyers – social media can exclude

SOCIAL MEDIA
• Especially a community Facebook page
http://www.projectdirt.com for green groups and volunteers

WRITE YOUR OWN PRESS RELEASE
• Local newsletters

PIGGYBACKING

TRADITIONAL METHODS
• Knock on doors, leaflets

BIODIVERSITY BLITZ
• Find everything there
• It’s about engaging

FUN
• Having fun – just to get involved
• Games

KIDS BRING IN FAMILIES

MAKING IT FEEL REALLY LOCAL
• Linking with local networks, scouts, school choir performing etc.
• People who know these people

WORDCLOUDS
• Put a question out there
• Largest word shows what is said most often
• Gets the essence of the engagement
• Visual focussed identity
• Ease of seeing the results

ONLINE MAPS
• 3D real life
• Using layers
• Physical
• Visual

CO-ORDINATED COLLECTION OF DATE FROM VARIOUS GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES GOING ON
• Schools, libraries, restaurants etc.
• Email goes out to those that have signed up

PERSUASION AND REASSURANCE
• Lots and lots
• Don’t let it fall back
• Face to face
• Continued relationships