By now, you should be well on the way to having a sustainable community program that’s working towards achieving your community goals. It is time that you start sharing your success. While it is a good virtue to be humble, you are allowed to be proud of what you and your community have achieved; after all, you have worked hard for it.
While this isn’t exactly a queue to break out the confetti and piñatas, you should remind the people involved in your work of just how far everything has come, and how much you all have achieved. A good way of doing this is to post some ‘before and after’ style photos on your organisation’s Facebook or Twitter page, which will also allow your followers to engage with and comment on these images.
It is a good idea to use this success as a means of gaining support for your initiative, as you are able to attract more people to your cause if they see that it is already working so well. A way of doing this is to contact your local newspaper and invite them to look at what your group has done for the community. Newspapers love a feel-good story, and if they can see that angle in the story of your organisation, then they will be interested, so make sure you have something heart-warming for them. The benefit of getting your initiative in the newspaper is that once again it will gain more support for your work.
Another good way of sharing your success is by contacting your local members of parliament, and inviting them to participate in your work. Most politicians want to look as though they are in touch with their local community, and this means that they may be willing to get involved with your work. If you are able to get a member of parliament on board with your program, then it will be a huge bonus for your work, as they can help gain more publicity and aid for your cause.
Now that you have done this, you should be able to see the difference that you have made to your community. Now it is time to start planning the next thing you want to see change in the area, and start working on showing the world that We Give A Damn!