Tips for Organizing

Keep in mind some important guidelines as you begin to organize:

  • Be patient. Building an organization is a process. It cannot be done overnight. Identify your priorities and build them step-by-step.
  • How you treat people is crucial to your success. By treating people with respect and integrity, people will be more likely to get involved in the organization.
  • Set realistic goals. Start small and build upward. As your organizational capacity grows, start setting your goals higher.

People join neighborhood groups for a variety of reasons. One of them is to get to know their neighbors and to feel a sense of community. As you build your organization, be sure to have fun.

Neighborhood USA also offers online tips and support.

Decorative sound buffering wall at Wingren Drive (2012).