Welcome to the Nabo Suburb Lead Resource Kit!
Follow these five steps to get the best out of your suburb and it’s members:
1. Welcome new members
Help new members to your suburb feel welcome by sending a welcome inbox message, writing a post to say 'hi' and introduce yourself, or by replying to their first post.
2. Ask for a recommendation
People love sharing good experiences and opinions. Post a recommendation or ask for one to get your neighbours talking:
- Has anyone been to [suburb] markets? What do they mainly sell?
- Can anyone recommend a good restaurant for a special occasion?
- Does anyone know of any dog-friendly pubs/off-leash parks in the area?
- Are their any mothers and baby groups in the area?
- Does anyone know what's being built on that new development site?
- I'm looking for new things to do on the weekend, what's your favourite place/beach/walk/hobby?
- I'm looking for someone to come and do a few bits around the house, tidy up the garden, painting etc. Can anyone recommend someone?
3. Post photos of your neighbourhood
- Seen something funny, awesome, new to the area or even concerning like a stray dog or lost looking cat? Share it with your neighbours.
- Ask your neighbours to share their favourite images of the neighbourhood.
4. Celebrate milestones
- Keep the momentum going - congratulate your suburb on reaching 100, 250, 500 and 1,000 members!
- Are you close to hitting a milestone? Post to your neighbours encouraging them to invite more people: "Hi everyone, we're 5 members away from reaching 100 neighbours! Let's all invite one more person to join and we'll be there in no time. Click on the invite button in the top navigation."
5. Use other sources of local information
- Have a look in the local newspaper or their website and share information about a topical story, upcoming events and community projects.
- Post about a project your local council has started or is planning in the area.
- Share a concern you have or any reported activity in the Crime and Safety section. Remind people to be safe and aware.
Following these five steps will inspire conversations in your suburb and help you get to know your neighbours better.
Continue reading the Lead Resource Kit with: How to get more neighbours on board