Hi All - My First Post here …
I am starting a Street Medicine Community where Street Medicine Practitioners have a place to go to discuss everything Street Medicine, get help, learn how to get started, etc.
I am new at creating an Online Community, however, I am determined to learn and make it work.
I am working as a volunteer with a large, well respected Street Medicine organization that recently took down their Member Forum because they don’t have the resources to manage it successfully.
Here are some strategy-ee ideas I have and would welcome your insight.
- Invite young Street Medicine Practitioners to become moderators to lead focused discussions of interest.
- Showcase new Street Medicine organizations just getting started
- Showcase seasoned Street Medicine organizations (invite them as SMEs (subject matter experts)
- Seed conversations with polls, news, and ‘did you know’ topics
My role will be to Admin both sites (website and Discourse) and to foster positive, organized discussions that mature into Best Practices Articles that can then be moved onto the website.
My goal is to create a community that is self managed and popular; a ‘go-to’ place for new Street Medicine organizations to get help from their fellow Street Medicine practitioners.
Any tips and guidance is greatly appreciated!
** follow up note 7/29 - Last night I bought and read about 1/2 of “Buzzing Communities” - I can see I have some work to do.
Quick Question - Should I recruit Subject Matter Experts or Experienced CMs to get started?