Team Leader Meeting Minutes from 4.17.17

Please check out this recap of our team leader meeting from last week:

Indivisible Sonoma County team leaders and other key players gathered for their monthly meeting on April 17th. The main topics of the meeting were: 1) motivating our activists; 2) collecting and analyzing data; 3) coordinating with other groups; and 4) developing goals and procedures to maintain our thriving movement.

We began by brainstorming about how to motivate our current base of over 800 activists.  Engaging with our MOCs is the primary focus of the Indivisible Guide, and many activists want to concentrate their efforts on phone calls, emails, and letters to their MOCs.  Others want to devote more time to activism or participate in different ways.  We want to provide opportunities for all of our activists to participate as much as they want.  A Volunteer Interest Form has been added to the website so that activists can tell us about the skills and time that they want to contribute to resisting the Trump Agenda.  In addition to keeping our activists motivated, we also need to track their actions.  We need to get more people to use Amplify or the Action Report Form on our website.

Karen reported that Indy SoCo has good working relationships with other local Indivisible groups.  Our coordination with these groups has helped us to make a greater impact with our MOCs.  Susan explained that the Events and Outreach Team supports other local progressive groups by helping them with their events.

Finally, we decided that a small sub-group will participate in a retreat with a facilitator in May. The purpose of the retreat is to step back from our daily activism and focus on the “big picture.” Among the topics to be addressed at the retreat are a mission statement, decision-making processes, and measurable goals.