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How can MASTT become more inclusive?
We've received a few comments recently from members of the community who think that MASTT is too exclusive and our events aren't attended by the wider community. Does anyone have any ideas how we could become more inclusive for new members and reach out to the wider community with the activities we organise?
For our latest event which was held in Marsden Mechanics, we put flyers in all the school bags at all the local schools and put posters up in the local shops. It was successful in attracting lots of parents but i don't think it is feasible to do for every event we organise as it costs a fair amount of money and takes up lots of volunteer time.
Could it be as simple as just organising more events/projects to take place in public places? Or could it be more complex, like finding techniques to engage the people who wouldn't normally get involved in community activities? But then you may have the issue of overstretching your volunteers and other resources in trying to find a solution. I'd be really interested in finding out how other community groups ensure they are open for everyone to get involved.
We would love to hear your ideas and comments on this issue and we'll certainly take them on board when planning future projects/events.