Megan and I met this morning and talked about the research dimension of this project. I've just updated the research page so you can see where we got to.
We also discussed the question of how to engage other key people in membership organisations in our discussions and thinking. I'm sure we'll have a chance to discuss more when we meet face-to-face in a couple of weeks' time, but for now I thought I'd just share our ideas as food for thought.
We know that in order to encourage people to participate there has to be a clear 'ask' and clarity about the terms of engagement. How about creating a series of boxes (or something) on the front page with the key questions we're interested in. So for example: read more »
This site was originally created for The Membership Project - described below - to "explore how the social web and other factors are changing the ways in which we may belong to groups and organisations".
The two major partners in the project, NCVO and RSA, have now fully developed a research programme, described here. I'm currently exploring how best to complement that research by restarting work on other elements of our original programme - a guide, products and service, and a toolkit. At first that may be limited to bringing together work that I and others are doing in the field, and exploring new directions through blogging.
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