• Posted by WVstead on December 14, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    I am a member of a MAG. We are made up of six couples in our 50’s, 60’s , except for a younger couple with young children. Also a couple of twenty something members. Some have been prepping for years, some have been prepping for only a couple of years. We want to build a self sufficient community but know that we need more members, especially younger members. We have been fairly discreet about about our group. How do we recruit new members without going public about our group?

    Robin_Holstein replied 5 months, 1 week ago 7 Members · 8 Replies
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  • FreeMan06211788

    December 15, 2022 at 12:22 am

    I recommend coming up with some key things you are looking for to add to your group. Possibly using the acronym SWOT. This is a strategic planning tool. It stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Using these 4 quadrants and listing the items in each category will help greatly in determining what people you are looking for to enter your group. From that point you can use many outlets to look for those qualified to be and fit in your MAG. Come up with a vetting procedure ahead of time so you have a guideline for entry or denial. Using meet ups and having current members chat with people coming to the meet up. Pot luck dinners for like minded folks. Same process. Talk to folks and gather info of them. Gather back and use current MAG members to discuss and debate using pre set guidelines. Focus on skill sets needed, improving on or complimenting. Make sure new folks will be a good fit.

    • WVstead

      December 15, 2022 at 1:27 am

      Thank you, I like the SWOT suggestion. Yes, we need a vetting process.

      • FreeMan06211788

        December 15, 2022 at 1:47 am

        No problem. Good luck!

  • CD_Gray

    December 15, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Rather then recruiting directly to your MAG, maybe recruit to a gardening, hiking, or even a roadside trash pickup club and use that as a pool from which you can vet and assess prospects for your MAG.

  • LR6064

    December 15, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Wish I could help and I wish you were in my state I have not yet seen anyone nearby yet doing this we are so far behind getting anything done and I was so hoping to be able to start a group in my neck of the woods good luck to you 👍

  • Robin_Holstein

    December 20, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    I am in WV. Kanawha County. If you want to connect just reach out.