Friday, September 25, 2009

Guest Friday's Answer: Friendly Feedback

This week we wish to highlight the opportunity to make friends with other homeschool group leaders from around the country and to enjoy insightful discussions together through Facebook. Here is one example of one helpful discussion that began in June when this question was asked:

Our group has grown to over 100 families and it is often difficult to get feedback from our members. When we have surveys we only get 1/3 to 1/2 to respond. If you have any suggestions on how your group has made strides in this area, please let me know.

Here's a sample of other leaders' shared experiences, wisdom and encouragement in response:

"Have a drawing for a prize from among the could even up the ante by. . . ." (continue)

". . . in general surveyors find that only 10-20% of . . ." (continue)

"We had a drawing for a prizes when doing a survey among. . . ." (continue)

Join in. Chime in. And make homeschool group leader friends on Facebook.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not all of your members families want to be active. Many families join just to stay informed about what's going on in the local homeschool community, as has happened with our group. That's okay, as long as they are not draining resources and offering nothing in return. If they're just "listening in," then don't let it bother you that they don't all respond to the survey. Those that do are the ones that will get their voices heard and needs met. Trust that not everyone needs--or wants--to be heard, and that's really okay!
Now, if your "active" members are poor at giving feedback, the giveaway idea is awesome!!!