About the NORML Monthly NewsLetter Project
[ What | Why | Who | How | When | Where ]
Strategy: k.i.s.s (keep it simple, silly) - copy and paste with a minimum of thot, decisions
and - especially - editing. Want simple process so volunteers can rotate
on the duty.
The goal is to create a simple, systematic conduit from on-line to print;
from NORML to the public, members and affiliates that are off-line
and without access to this unique source for news, announcements and
Objective is to get the news, etc., out in printed media form at a minimal
cost - especially to National & affiliates - by only doing for & sending
to those who want/use it.
If there is anyone who wants to contribute financially we should be prepared
to accept it but the thots on this are as a donation basis only.
The team members agree to volunteer their time and resources to set
it up and push it as far as it will go. If someone comes along and desires to
support this project specifically, a structure could be set up to handle
production and distribution as necessary.
For example, if a new affiliate in Bumblesquat, USA wants 100 to spread around town
as part of their start up - or existing affiliate wants a bunch for an upcoming event
- they could call up our local printer, order a batch (3 newsletters for a $1), add
some for delivery, and make it happen.
One idea, this could be handled in a number of ways.
Benefit / Risk analysis
The cost appears to be just time for volunteers - for basic service - and risk is nil.
If volunteers able -
- set up basic Newsletter
- any special versions; ie- help affiliates swap out contact info.
- print as many as possible.
- distribute as many as possible locally and in any requested mailings.
If vols un-able -
- others can grab the template and try it or
- go the old "print them out & staple together" routine.
With NORMLs permission - we're setting up and printing out the NORML news in a standard newsletter
format and handing it out as we go about doing NORML things.
See below for examples. Other NORML people around the world may do the same.
If affiliates would like, they can swap out the National contact info. If they need help,
we'll try to do it for them.
Contact us for more info or to comment.
Perry a' NORML
NORML Monthly NewsLetter Project
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Where you can sign up for the NORML Weekly e-Zine.
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