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How to Build Your Action Network 101 - Shared screen with speaker view
Allison Gallaher
21:54
I know someone who has their registration emails occasionally go their spam
Catherine Schoessler
22:02
I was also getting redirected to the registration form until the third try.
Lanie Dougherty
25:21
Sarah did I PASS??????
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
25:22
Hi folks, we've put everyone on mute for now but if you have a question, you can unmute yourselves or put it in the chat.
Karyne Bury
26:02
I am wondering the same thing Laine, I didn’t study for this one...I hope I did ok ;)
Cheryl Harris
28:33
to Zoom manager- the second Cheryl Harris is really Sarah Keeney. Can you rename her?
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
29:05
Done. Thank you.
Karyne Bury
33:13
Question - Is there an age restriction to getting people to take action within the action network? I know that volunteers for the time being must be 18 and over...we work with a lot of universities here in FL and would like to try to expand involvement but don’t want to break any rules...
Karyne Bury
34:40
Yes! Great addition Eloise.
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
35:48
Nothing formal and but I would still err toward people being at least 18, just because AN members can be potential volunteers in the future. However, if you have a unique opportunity, feel free to reach out to staff to talk through.
Karyne Bury
36:35
Great points. Thank you Jos!
Florence Fultz
37:27
What is average volume of action items?
Lanie Dougherty
37:44
School groups for interest: public administration programs, anthropology, social work, nursing, public health, language schools (Spanish majors, French majors), women's studies, political science majors, teaching majors, honestly all majors
Karyne Bury
38:31
Yes, all groups. Medical schools, especially, they resonate with our global asks
Karyne Bury
38:47
A lot of our new volunteers are from medical schools or pre-med
Lanie Dougherty
38:58
and our local! they see those patients in clinics.
Karyne Bury
39:53
Former volunteers, ones who are not able to commit their time, we still keep them on our mailing lists to take actions. They don’t get bombarded with emails from us, only when we are trying to drive actions - like the housing letter for example
Karyne Bury
40:41
Exactly it’s effective at to activate them for quick actions although they’re really too busy to join meetings, etc.
Karyne Bury
43:49
Good question Allison, should we designate the group leader by default?
Martha Karnopp
44:42
Should the Action Network be local?
Cheryl Harris
44:53
So how do I know if I am AN Mgr or a group leader, and what is Sara? We haven't really discussed or been told?
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
45:14
Allison, even though it's kind of an opt-in process, we can also add Sarah's messages into the online version of Weekly Updates if people find that helpful.
Cheryl Harris
45:18
Sara Keeney, 2 of us in ABQ with a small list right now
Karyne Bury
45:54
Question - the contact list for our action network is part of the road map for some groups, on a separate tab from the roster, should that information be removed and kept in a separate spreadsheet between the AN manager and group leader?
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
46:45
We recommend new groups meet to discuss roles each person would like to have in the group. We can help you with that process if you've never done it before.
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
47:55
Karyne, whatever the AN manager and the group prefers. I would keep it in the same sheet just for convenience, so everything is in one place.
Karyne Bury
48:30
Ok, I was just concerned about privacy of the contact info. It is really convenient to have it in the roadmap because it is in one spot.
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
50:45
Just remind everyone in the group that the list is for RESULTS purposes only and people should not be sharing names and e-mails with anyone outside the group. Since members of an AN are choosing to be on that list, there is a presumption they know they contact info will be used by the RESULTS group.
Lindsay Saunders (she/her/hers)
53:08
We've kept our Action Network list in the Roadmap, but I'm thrilled that our newest member, Selena, is taking over so I'll follow her lead if she wants to move that out. :) We did have a challenge with folks in the group emailing AN people about regular group stuff, not understanding they needed to respect that boundary so I def learned it's best to keep it separate from the regular group contact info to prevent that from happening and folks possibly getting lists mixed up or misunderstanding purpose of lists.
Lindsay Saunders (she/her/hers)
54:58
Wow! That's amazing. Already impressed with your processes, Sarah.
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
56:20
Great point, Lindsay. Yes, the group should be clear that AN members should not get TOO many contacts from your group. Since they are choosing a limited role, peppering them with stuff can turn them off quickly. That's why we created a separate spreadsheet for AN members in the Group Roadmaps. I would NOT keep them in your regular group roster. That's where those miscues start.
Karyne Bury
56:34
That’s true, if it doesn’t get opened 2 or 3 times it goes into spam. Or goes to Gmail as a “Promotional” email
Stephen Arnold
57:45
I have about 15 members each in two AN email listserves so that it's less likely to go to spam
Karyne Bury
59:18
Will RESULTS provide a mailchimp account if the AN list grows beyond the free subscription?
Lindsay Saunders (she/her/hers)
59:28
MailChimp is free. :)
Karyne Bury
59:51
I think it’s free to a certain number of subscribers or campaigns...maybe we won’t get that big :)
Lindsay Saunders (she/her/hers)
01:00:00
Sorry -- didn't hit enter. Different levels. So you can get a free account. My current email newsletter has a couple hundred subscribers and it's still free.
Karyne Bury
01:00:01
I think up to 1,500 or so
Lindsay Saunders (she/her/hers)
01:00:05
I also have multiple lists.
Karyne Bury
01:00:32
Got it! That’s perfect!
Lindsay Saunders (she/her/hers)
01:01:16
Basically, I think the free level would def meet the level of Action Networks. I have my own email newsletter and have used it for nonprofit boards I've served on. You have to really hit a large capacity for it to charge you.
Lindsay Saunders (she/her/hers)
01:02:20
Free MailChimp: Up to 2,000 contacts, 1 audience included, but you can make multiple lists and select which ones you want to use.
Karyne Bury
01:03:23
Cool! I think that mailchimp would be most effective to organize and track the lists
Karyne Bury
01:04:10
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Karyne Bury
01:04:20
That was helpful!
Lanie Dougherty
01:04:44
used to? still do.
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
01:06:15
Karyne, if you get an action network of 2,000 people, we'll hire you to manage the RESULTS volunteer database. ;-)
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
01:07:15
And I love the high expectations!
Lindsay Saunders (she/her/hers)
01:07:33
Bravo to big goals!
Lanie Dougherty
01:07:55
is that offer up for anyone Jos? [;
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
01:08:52
Uh-oh, I may need to talk to legal. :-)
Karyne Bury
01:09:33
LOL
Karyne Bury
01:09:40
Aim high Jos, aim high!
Rhonda
01:10:53
Good presentation.
Karyne Bury
01:10:55
Thanks so much Sarah! This was great presentation, I love how organized this is getting. Will be great!
Selena Bennett (she/her)
01:11:12
Thank you! This was super helpful!
Wilma Solomon
01:11:20
Thank you Sarah and Jos! Ready to create an action network. Just need to find a manager.
Catherine Schoessler (she/her)
01:11:23
Thanks for all the information!
Bernadine Williams
01:11:26
Thank you, Sarah!
Jos Linn (pronouns: he/him)
01:11:42
Thank you all!
Becky Hopson
01:14:05
thank you