Best Practices: Helping Action Groups Succeed

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Being part of an action group working on a community-defined project can be extremely rewarding. It can also present many challenges, including those related to leadership, communication and/or coordination, resource development and planning. In light of all the challenges, the following are important points to consider:

  • Choose meeting spaces carefully
  • Provide structure for group members
  • Ensure meetings are effective and organized
  • Utilize all possible networks
  • Keep group members motivated throughout the process
  • Spread the word about what your action group is working on




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