|RE: How to attract and retain members.||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (robsanmicrosoft.com)|
|Date: Fri, 2 Sep 94 11:21 CDT|
Joan Engebretson asked: > I'd also be interested in a discussion of how to >attract and retain members, and I think other people who have not yet >gotten to the "site selection" phase would also be interested in that. I wrote an article for the Cohousing Journal called: Surviving the development process: maintaining a healthy and sustainable membership In the birth and development of a cohousing project the core members are the lifeblood which ensures the survival of the dream. When a project is in its infancy and it loses members it can be a fatal blow. Four common pitfalls of developing cohousing which can lead to loss of members are poor group process, unrealistic financial expectations, inflexible participation requirements, and burnout. There is a couple of pages which go on to define the four pitfalls and how to avoid them. Since I write so much I can't remember if this article got published or not? I don't have access to my back issues at the moment to check. If you don't remember seeing this article in the Journal and would like a copy I'll send it via email to private individuals who want it. It's a bit long to post to everyone. Rob Sandelin A guy who writes for a living, and for recreation. Sharingwood
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