Interacting with fellow members is a key part of being a community. While Young Fabians events and activities are a fantastic source to meet new people, there are a number of limitations, including busy life schedules and fewer opportunities for those outside of London at present. As we move to a member-driven paradigm, its imperative that members are able to share ideas and link-up among themselves to come up with ideas for events to run or publications to author.
A suggestion is for there to be official regional groups created on Facebook to bring together individuals across key membership areas to get these creative juices flowing and the community building.
The Executive have taken the idea and feedback from members on board over the past couple of months and we have launched Facebook groups in a limited number of key regions that we are currently concentrating efforts on. Over time we anticipate this to be extended to all regions.