Use cases for tools include
Group leaders need tools to plan group activities, stay connected with each other, and manage the data associated with running groups. (shared documents, files, databases, surveys).
Websites, Social Media & Marketing Tools
Having a public face and a public voice of your group helps people find & understand your group.
The front-door of your group could be a website that is a central point for information on what your group does, how to engage, and what’s coming up.
A social media account can be the group’s voice: where leaders can broadcast to the world what the group is doing and you can see who else is engaging with the group.
Community Conversation and News
The information and value exchanged in conversation is the core value of a group. Peer-to-peer tools enable people post ideas, questions, requests for help and support, and job opportunities. Announcements and news from group leaders might be sent through email distribution lists.
Event Planning and Hosting
Event planning tools give you a way for people learn about the event and sign up, and might complement your group website. There are various platforms for hosting virtual meetings. For hosting physical gatherings you may want to create a portable kit of AV equipment and signage.
Knowledge, Content, and Code Management
If your group is focused on generating knowledge and content, you may end up with a library of past presentations or some other knowledge artifact you maintain as a group. If you have a developer group, you may work on or maintain code repos.