FIRST: Start with a Simple Spark
Nourish the spark that got you into this work in the first place. Follow where it takes you.
Most great groups start small, with healthy energy between friends and colleagues. Then groups form, grow, and stay healthy over time by nurturing and following that energy.
Quote from Rachel Hartley of Autodesk in a panel conversation at AU 2020.
All of the content in these best practice guides might seem overwhelming. Don't let it be.
Just relate, share, and talk with people to learn and connect… whether you call it a group or not.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead