Seven steps to building electronic communities

By Philippa Gamse, and Terry Grunwald <>

There are hundreds of community networks in North America, and growing interest in the UK in how to create them. Here Philippa Gamse and Terry Grunwald, who have long experience of US community IT projects, provide a checklist.

Step 1: Develop a networking plan

Step 2: Select a networking "platform"

Step 3: Market to your users

Step 4: Training and technical support

Step 5: Set up and manage a public online information forum

Step 6: Using networks for collaboration and problem solving

Step 7: Creating the spirit of community

Cyberspeaker homepage - Philippa Gamse

Making The Net Work - Terry Grunwald

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