Providing Structure to Your Network
The Planning Committee of an Alliance for Response forum will often morph into the Steering Committee of a nascent local assistance network. The volunteers who coordinated the forum are passionate about the protection of cultural and historic resources and are eager to engage both the local cultural community and the emergency management community. But passion alone will not sustain a network. Keeping your membership engaged and growing is vital to maintaining a vibrant network. And by conveying your existence to your local community through outreach, you can expand your membership.