Veronica at The Homeschool Classroom had some excellent advice in her post titled How To Start a Support Group.
Methods of communication — Some groups rely on printed newsletters; others, solely through email. Because I love the Internet and my friend likes the telephone, we decided that I would start up and run the Yahoo message board and info blog, and that she would handle telephone calls.
I love how the two founders split of the tasks based on their strengths. If only one person did all the work, there would be a lack of communication and possible leader burnout.
Veronica has a lot of other good advise that applies to all homeschool groups, not just support groups. She mentions:
- Writing a mission statement
- Writing down ideals and setting some aside
- Making decisions about how to lead the group and where to meet
- and praying for your group
Read her entire post at The Homeschool Classroom here
Carol Topp, CPA