That's fantastic to hear! Congratulations on taking the initiative to set up a community during this challenging time.
You probably want to reach and have a positive impact on as many people as possible. To do this, people first need to be able to find you. The CoronaCommunities Project enables you to make your online community 'local' by showing people the physical neighbourhood that you serve. And, it doesn't matter whether you have an informal WhatsApp group with 30 people or a private Facebook Group with 5000 people - everyone is welcome.
You can also join the CoronaCommunities Project Online community where you'll connect and share ideas with other community leaders like you. This can help you have an even greater impact on the people you've set out to support.
Excellent! You have an established online community that was set up for something else but you think you could use it to support members during the Coronavirus.
The chances are that Coronavirus conversations are already alive and kicking in your group, even though they are completely unrelated to the group's core purpose. You might be looking for some strategies to help people have constructive Coronavirus conversations, without changing the purpose of the group.
You want to feel like you're making a difference and focus on doing something positive.
The cool thing about setting up on online neighbourhood to support people during the Coronavirus is that you get to choose how big or how complex you make it. You also get to choose whether you do something simple on WhatsApp or go for a Facebook Group or use SLACK.
The most important thing is that you've thought things through BEFORE you start. That's why now is the perfect time for you to become a member of the CoronaCommunities Project . It's free to join and you will have immediate access to resources that help you think things through and set yourself up to succeed.
Also, the online community will enable you to connect with people who have "been there, done that". You can learn from their successes and mistakes.
While curiosity might have killed the cat, it is one of the vital things we need when we're facing a complex problem.
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