From: Catya Belfer-Shevett (
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 11:41:01 -0600 (MDT)
Hi Raines,

Sounds like a couple of these would be good ideas for our group as well..

> 1. Advertising on website - the #1 destination for 
> people looking for cohousing.
> 2. Advertising in TCN's Cohousing Journal and newsletter... to reach TCN 
> members, who are 100% interested in coho and committed enough to pay for 
> it.

These we do :)

> 3. Sponsoring next month's North American Cohousing Conference... 250 of 
> the most-connected people in cohousing on the continent could get the 
> property flyer in their reg packets or you could display it at your 
> group's table. $150 sponsorship includes a $75 gift certificate for a 
> conference attendee, making this ridiculously inexpensive for any 
> participating TCN member community.

This seems like something we'd be interested in - what's involved?  I'll
go check the website, or you can send me a URL or info in email.

> 4. Renting TCN's mailing list of over 10,000 people interested in 
> cohousing... you can select by zip code or state to target just the 
> most-likely prospects (but keep in mind that people have been known to 
> move thousands of miles to live in community, and that coho properties 
> for sale are still quite rare... demand definitely far exceeds supply). 
> Remember, not everybody is online or checks regularly, and a postcard or 
> flyer mailing can extend your reach with a high "pass-along to a 
> friend/post in the CH" factor.

I bet we'd be interested in this one too - probably all of MA, plus
southern new hampshire, etc.  What's the cost involved?

Thanks as always & seeya at the conference!

        - catya
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