Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Time to join The Cake Squad for peer support?

We're trialing an private (you know it's there but only members can read it) Facebook group for peer support among Friends of the Earth local groups and other friendly volunteer groups, working together on growing numbers and involvement, and on ensuring groups are sustainable long-term

Here, you can share your ideas, progress and challenges, and help and encourage other people on the same journey as you.

An idea we're keen to explore in particular is that quality of experience really does matter for activists old and new, and that a focus on teamwork and individual needs can improve the quality of our campaigning as well as our numbers.

For now, we've given it the working title "Cake Squad"

Picture of Cake by Rama made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 France license.

Why? Well, it started with a twitter conversation about why providing cake at meetings matters

It then evolved into the idea of cake as a stand-in for whatever people want to get out of being involved in a campaign group. And making sure that - together - we can meet it.

So, if you think this is a conversation you'd like to be involved in, go join the group and let's get started!

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