Wherever you’re campaigning, always have a sign-up sheet to hand (attached below).
The standard WDM sign-up sheet has tick boxes for people to say whether they are happy to be contacted by their WDM local group, or by the WDM national office, or both.
If people tick both boxes, add them to your contact list and then send the forms to the office so we can add details to our database.
If people just tick the local WDM box, then just add them to your contact list.
Ideas for managing your contact lists
It is ideal to have two separate contact lists:
1) Wider/information list – anyone who signs up at an event gets added to this list. It is used for circulating details about events and group activities (probably once or twice a month).
2) Group member/organising list – this is for people who regularly attend group meetings and is used for frequent emails discussions.
Naturally those on the first list should receive information about when and where group meetings are taking place. If they decide to attend meetings regularly then...