How-To: Community Solutions for Revitalizing Your Group

What can a group do when long-time leaders move on, burn out, get older, or simply find themselves unable or unwilling to serve? Is dissolution the only reasonable response?

On our discussion list and via email, group leaders provided insightful responses for a group struggling with this question. Their suggestions included spreading the work around, aligning the person to the task, sorting needs from niceties, publicity, appreciation and humor. While each of these may seem easier said than done, leaders offered concrete ideas to support their suggestions.

A thank you to participants is at the end of this guide. If I have missed a contributor, please let me know.

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Special Offer – Noteboom Tutorials: 33% off Annual Memberships

noteboomNoteboomTutorials.com is known for Mac, iPad and iPhone tutorials that are fun and easy to use. Noteboom Productions is offering 33% off annual memberships to Mac User Group members – that’s only $39(US) per year, which comes to less than $4(US) per month.

The Mac User Group membership discount is good on annual memberships only, and gives unlimited access to all tutorials across all devices. This offer is a recurring rate – as subscriptions renew each year, they renew at the $39 rate.

See your user group Ambassador for discount link.

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

Meeting Ideas: OSX Yosemite First Look, Accessibility and iBooks Author

Need a quick presentation for your group’s next meeting? Ask your group’s ambassador about Apple Sales Web (ASW). ASW has downloadable presentations that your members willy enjoy. Recently posted presentations include OSX Yosemite First Look, Accessibility on a Mac and iBooks Author.

Prefer to create your own presentation using Apple info? Check out Apple Sales and Training Online (ASTO). This month your ambassador will find a new QuickTraining course covering the key features and benefits of iBooks Author. Using ASW and ASTO, your group is sure to find a presentation to fit your group’s interests.

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