Some hackathon/meetup promotion tips

From: Steven C.
Sent on: Friday, April 25, 2014 10:50 AM

I've compiled these for http://hackforchange.org ... 

Which tips do you think are the most effective for generating better turn-out at NYC area civic tech events?


P.S. When I talk about vibrant online groups being key - this group is a prime example.

Here are the sections:

Digital Outreach for Civic Hacking Awesomeness

Getting started with outreach:
1. Save the Date Notice ASAP
2. Gather Email for Long-term Use
3. Promote Sustained Online Group Exchange
4. Add Smart Registration Fields

Advanced Civic Tech Event Community Outreach:
1. Local Tech Developer Online Groups
2. Local Tech/Web Meetups
3. Tech Community News and Calendars
4. Global Networks with Local Events/Chapters
5. Past Eventbrites
6. Tech Journalists
7. Facebook Page Door Knocking
8. Twitter Hashtags
9. Neighborhood Email Lists and Online Groups
10. Inclusion Matters
11. Government Leaders
12. Research Centers with Data
13. Document Your Event
14. Print Materials, Stickers
15. Plan For Follow-up
16. Share Results

All 2500 words of strategic details are here:


If you want to comment or add to the guide, I encourage you to post here:


Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
  Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org 
  Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
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