How to Prepare Team-produced MaterialsHow To Prepare Team-Produced Materials
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As you begin the process of working together as multiple congregations with a unified public awareness mission, please keep in mind the full resources of the Chicagoland Marketing Initiative (CMI) of the Chicago Area Unitarian Universalist Council (CAUUC) are available to you. Contact us through:
Michael J. Murschel, MA, CH
Public Relations Consultant, CMI / CAUUC
224 · 577 · 8338
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The first step in preparing materials produced by colleagues from a number of kindred congregations is to develop a shared vision of what the purpose of the team is.
Along with that purpose should be a complete list of action plans which should include:
* Available resources
* Resources to be cultivated
* Tasks needed to be accomplished
* Accountability for those tasks
* Review of completed projects
* Thank you notes
* The REAL reason you are doing all of this
Second step: Establish a calendar upon which should be indicated:
* Meeting Dates
* Process Dates
* Due Dates
Third step: Make certain everyone knows how to best keep in touch with each other.
Fourth step: Establish a routine for the production of similar materials such as press releases, graphics, photos, booth or display design, PowerPoint work, website development, presentations, and the like.
Fifth step: Review the success of everything you do and tweak things as you go.
Sixth step: Keep your congregations involved by updating them on a regular basis, posting success stories, inviting them to venues at which materials will be presented.
Seventh step: Keep your minister, staff, and committees involved and informed.