Admittedly, this is total shameless self-promotion. However, it’s done with the intention of trying to help.
Gordon Maples and I (Kelley Freeman) have started a video advice series for the leaders of Secular Student Alliance affiliate groups. We are both alumni of really strong SSA groups with at least six or seven years of group running experience between us. While this is not an official project of the Secular Student Alliance, we want this to be as helpful as possible and we take questions on Twitter (or in the comment sections of the YouTube videos).
We plan on doing a video every Monday night at 7:30p (ET) — and they are Google Hangouts on Air so they are live! So far, Gordon and I have covered starting your own secular group on campus and tabling effectively. This coming week, we will be talking about how to run meetings and choose meeting topics.
These videos shouldn’t last much longer than half an hour each week. Occasionally, we’ll have other experts on to talk about topics (Hemant has promised to show up at some point)!
Here is our latest video, about tabling:
If you have any questions you want us to tackle, you can send a tweet to Gordon (@SouthernHeathen) or me (@ramenneedles) or use our hashtag #HelpMeAtheists! You can also subscribe to our channel here and like us on Facebook 🙂
(P.S. We are temporarily using the name “Secular Start Up”! If you think of something more clever, please let us know.)