reply to post by ll__raine__ll
For the set up fee of £150? I am
If the group makes for example the 10,000 mark I'd be happy to put up the cost of the admin fee in order to set up the party. From there I'd be
working with all of the members to set out the proposal into a structured proposal; I've experience of business plan writing, but not legal or
manifesto, which is why I'm testing the responses here and will be looking for help in working on these. The manifesto side is a little tricky as how
do you propose a vote on every issue if we're only contesting one seat, but again it's a bridge to cross at a later date.
I would be asking the help of everybody involved to network and spread the word (note to mods: not doing that here, no t's & c's violated, move away
from the ban button
) and also to help out with the marketing. There would be a certain level of structure involved but I was actually put off by a
particular, albeit well meaning group earlier in the year because they were so rigid about the way they wanted to be promoted. As a true reflection of
the united people it may be argued that we need a united message, again open to debate, but I feel that anyway should be the only way - after all this
is aimed to be 'by the people, for the people' so let the people decide how best (within reason of course) to promote the group, or as it may result
I can certainly create the website, brochures, flyers and such on my home PC, which I have professional experience in the likes of Photoshop and basic
HTML development. I also have a host of friends who are more experienced than myself who I know will help the cause.
When you really get down to it you just have to be behind the idea. That's the difficult part. Getting a clear and concise message out in the first
place so that everyone understands the concept, and then use the social, viral and word of mouth aspects that have enabled so many other successes to
work for us, supported by the marketing the members produce.
To be honest at this time multiple Facebook accounts aren't a concern. I don't know anyone myself with more than the one account and if there wereI
can't see many joining over more, if only to cast votes for local representatives but I don't think, getting to that stage, that would be handled
over facebook, rather we'd set up the party site and send out unique identifiers to fixed addresses (perhaps, I'm not certain) to ensure that there
were no more than one vote per person... any more than 2 people at one address would raise questions and this could be queried. How, and at whose
expense is again another issue. I wouldn't be adverse to sponsorship of some level, as long as the overriding message was promoted as opposed to a
way of selling to our members... how that works, again I don't have the answer, so thanks for bringing these to my attention too
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