Build A Business Plan
Create a financial plan for your network to collectively manage any costs associated with community infrastructure. Whether you're self-sustaining or applying for grants, having a transparent and organized process for managing costs is crucial for building trust and sustaining the project.
Create a Community Advisory Board
Identify and recruit local leaders to share decision-making and ensure that your network is serving shared goals and building community power.
“As organizers, we understand that there are a lot of different ways the work can happen but at the same time we’re also really positive of the fact that if you’re at the table, especially when you have folks that generally might be opposed to each other, but do have a greater interest at hand, how do you bring them to a working capacity?”
The Point CDC Executive Director Danny Peralta describes how they used principle setting as a way to ground their advisory board.
Set up Ticketing/Maintenance/Support System
Create a system for your network's participants to let you know when there's an issue or request services.
Use Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software tools to manage your network or any other open source or free platforms to connect with users