What a comprehensive and useful resource, Emily (and CDSS)!
I've already dived into it a bit, and have forwarded to my board-mates.
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From: Organizers <organizers-bounces+ktaadn_me=hotmail.com(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
on behalf of Emily Addison via Organizers <organizers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
Sent: Friday, September 7, 2018 2:22:37 PM
To: organizers shared weight
Subject: [Organizers] News on many new organizer resources coming out from CDSS!
Hello fellow organizers!
Instead of writing with my usual Ottawa contra dance volunteer hat on, I'm wearing my
CDSS hat as I wanted to share some really exciting announcements that have just come out
of CDSS all of which relate to dance organizing. (Note -- the announcements also apply
to trad song and music organizers.)
If you are willing, please share this info with local organizers in your network who might
not be on shared weight. We'd like to let as many people know about these resources
as possible and word-of-mouth is so powerful in the trad dance, music, and song world.
* US organizers survey report out now! CDSS has just released the report outlining the
results the US organizers survey conducted this past spring. I'm guessing a few of
you participated in that survey... here's the link to the report:
* New e-blast for traditional dance music and song organizers: The goal of this free
quarterly e-blast is to support, inspire, and connect organizers. Shared weight already
does this so well but this is another avenue of support if you are interested!
Check out the first Shop Talk e-blast here: https://conta.cc/2PlKAEr
You can sign up to receive the e-blast at the bottom of the first Shop Talk.
* Online Organizer Resources Portal: This is a very exciting initiative from CDSS that
will hopefully add to the set of tools available to us all! The goal of the Portal is to
hold as many of the best resources as can be found that will support local traditional
dance, music, and song organizers in their planning and decision making. While we do this
well within the Shared Weight community, the Portal is more of a permanent location where
you can go look for subject-specific resources.... see here for the list of topics:
(Shared Weight is listed as an online resources and soon the Portal will have permanent
links to subject searches from Shared Weight.)
BTW - As one of the individuals working on the Portal, I know that it will only be as good
as the resources it holds. ANNNND I laos know that us local organizers have so many of
the best practices and ideas already figured out. So we'll be reaching out from CDSS,
asking for organizers to share resources on particular subjects over the next number of
months. If you're super excited about the initiative and want to start sharing your
local resources now, you can fill out this easy form:
* CDSS's next online web chat - "Creating a Thriving Open Band": CDSS
held it's first web chat back in June which had to be capped because of the high
number of people wanting to register! The next web chat is September 20th and is focused
on Creating a Thriving Open Band. More information on the workshop and the registration
form is located in the e-blast: https://conta.cc/2PlKAEr
Note: I am sending this from my personal email account as I'm yet not connect to
shared weight through my CDSS account. However, if you'd like to discuss Shop Talk
(the eblast) or the Portal, please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. If you have specific requests or want advice
from CDSS, please contact Linda Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Consultant @ CDSS working on organizer supports
PS - I will also post this on the musician and caller Shared Weight lists as well as the
ECD list as I'm guessing there will likely be interest there as well. Thus, if
you're on more than one list, apologies!