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Keep your helpers informed

This campaign tip (no. 117) was published on Saturday, 27th April 2019
Written with ... a degree ... of frustration. People will do marvellous things for you if they believe in your campaign - volunteer to do all sorts of things. Excellent, and according to ACoRP each pound spent on volunteers brings £4.20 of benefit. But for goodness sake ...
• ask the to do useful things
• tell them why they're doing things
• provide them with the information / tools they need
• let them know if things move on, plans change and what they're doing will no longer be of use

Lisa has been asked to put together a medieval charter declaration for Melksham's 800th celebration - to look like the original and be unveiled by minor royalty this autumn, left as a reminder in the town hall for many years.

Information to Lisa came in the form of screen grabs from internal pages of books on obscure and unspecified websites, with "look in the index" to find them. Finding the fonts and the background was an un-necessarily long process. Three samples done and put together when ... "oh we've decided to do it in English and in a modern font and with modern words ...."
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Contact details

These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at-
Or reach me on the Coffee Shop Forum (User Grahame) facilities

What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018

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