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= Tips for working well as a team within a Freegle group =
= Tips for working well as a team within a Freegle group =
 
  
* Swap numbers asap in case of emergencies that lead to a sudden inability to mod (!)
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*Swap numbers asap in case of emergencies that lead to a sudden inability to mod (!)  
* Respect each other's skills and different time commitments
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*Respect each other's skills and different time commitments  
* Consider having informal meet ups every 3 months, maybe sometimes with neigbouring group mods
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*Consider having informal meet ups every 3 months, maybe sometimes with neigbouring group mods  
* Meet up online if face-to-face meet ups never seem to happen
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*Meet up online if face-to-face meet ups never seem to happen  
* Have your own mods' group - some freegle groups cc relelvent messages to the group-owner address, others have a yahoo group that's just for mods of one or a couple of adjoining re-gifting groups. Advantages:
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*Have your own mods' group - some freegle groups cc relelvent messages to the group-owner address, others have a yahoo group that's just for mods of one or a couple of adjoining re-gifting groups. Advantages:  
 
**archive  
 
**archive  
 
**files  
 
**files  
 
**practice polls  
 
**practice polls  
**chat & support
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**chat & support
  
* Check the management logs from time to time to ensure that the bulk of the modding is not being done by one mod - this puts the group at risk for several reasons:
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*Check the management logs from time to time to ensure that the bulk of the modding is not being done by one mod - this puts the group at risk for several reasons:  
 
**the busy mod may be more likely to burn out  
 
**the busy mod may be more likely to burn out  
**if the busy mod is not available there may be a serious gap in modding cover
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**if the busy mod is not available there may be a serious gap in modding cover  
**other mods may feel that they are not getting sufficient opportunity to mod and lose interest  
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**other mods may feel that they are not getting sufficient opportunity to mod and lose interest
  
* If you have a sensitive and difficult issue within your team that cannot be resolved locally, consider asking for confidential advice from [[Confidential Mod Support]]
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*If you have a sensitive and difficult issue within your team that cannot be resolved locally, consider asking for confidential advice from [[Confidential Mod Support]]
  
* Interesting retaining volunteers article:  
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*Interesting retaining volunteers article:
http://www.volunteering.org.uk/resources/goodpracticebank/Core+Themes/retention/retainingvolunteers-overview.htm
 
  
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http://www.volunteering.org.uk/resources/goodpracticebank/Core+Themes/retention/retainingvolunteers-overview.htm
  
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Revision as of 17:28, 29 August 2010

Tips for working well as a team within a Freegle group

  • Swap numbers asap in case of emergencies that lead to a sudden inability to mod (!)
  • Respect each other's skills and different time commitments
  • Consider having informal meet ups every 3 months, maybe sometimes with neigbouring group mods
  • Meet up online if face-to-face meet ups never seem to happen
  • Have your own mods' group - some freegle groups cc relelvent messages to the group-owner address, others have a yahoo group that's just for mods of one or a couple of adjoining re-gifting groups. Advantages:
    • archive
    • files
    • practice polls
    • chat & support
  • Check the management logs from time to time to ensure that the bulk of the modding is not being done by one mod - this puts the group at risk for several reasons:
    • the busy mod may be more likely to burn out
    • if the busy mod is not available there may be a serious gap in modding cover
    • other mods may feel that they are not getting sufficient opportunity to mod and lose interest
  • If you have a sensitive and difficult issue within your team that cannot be resolved locally, consider asking for confidential advice from Confidential Mod Support
  • Interesting retaining volunteers article:

http://www.volunteering.org.uk/resources/goodpracticebank/Core+Themes/retention/retainingvolunteers-overview.htm


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