MIMIC THIS! When you get invited to events 3000 miles away (or 20 of them just across town), use COPY & PASTE with the really interesting events to seed your own community's plans for similar events. Why start from scratch.... Beg, borrow and mimic! More....
"Fantastic Mark! thanks for sharing. I find your work extremely important, and fascinating. I have been trying to get "KickStarter" to create a site to support the fundraising of projects like mine and all "transitional" type…"
I've become active in John Robb's new "open venture" wiki (MiiU.org) for resilient places, and have created a profile of Dayton at http://MiiU.org/wiki/Dayton . MiiU is interested in having photographers and videographers…"
"Hi - just joined your group. I am in the first year of my PhD examining how craft making can build sustainable communities - which includes a transition focus with a view of 'makers' and their skill roll-out as a developmental tool…"
Welcome Livy! Great to see you here on Transition U.S. and Transition New York. You highlighted in your profile "... I'm a filmmaker. I want to spread awareness of the Transition movement thru film/video/new media...." -- Please consider starting a new Group on this site -- e.g., named Filmmakers -- set out the mission of the group and invite others to participate. Let me know if you have questions. Some Links Members Have Found Helpful
Declare yourself -- What do you personally bring to the potluck? Give it a title and say much more than you included in your Profile. Lay out your offer in detail. Or, tell us what you’d really like to learn!
Profile your group -- Make your constituents visible. Offer their values to mentor all Transitioners.
Reinforce, reinforce, reinforce -- Connect the dots -- friends to friends, newcomers to oldcomers, groups to groups, groups to members, skills to skills, special interests to special interests. This is your garden. Cultivate for the harvest.