The simplest way to be part of Free The Change is to host a "meet-up" where you live, work or play... or offer a taster session.

YOU DON't need to BE AN EXPERT. Just follow THE SIMPLE SEVEN step STARTER guide ON THIS PAGE.

For more information about how group meet-ups might actually run, view the Basic Framework.


The Starter Guide

  It's not essential, but we recommend you find another person (a co-initiator) to start kickstart things with you.    To make this as easy as possible you'll find a ready-made invitation for Co-initiators  here , and our Taster Session guide  here .

It's not essential, but we recommend you find another person (a co-initiator) to start kickstart things with you.

To make this as easy as possible you'll find a ready-made invitation for Co-initiators here, and our Taster Session guide here.

 Share/adapt any of our   members' invitations  . Consider a 2 x 2 x 1 invite, where each co-initiator invites  two  other people and ask each of them to invite  one  more in turn. That gets you straight to 10 - the upper limit for good conversations.

Share/adapt any of our members' invitations. Consider a 2 x 2 x 1 invite, where each co-initiator invites two other people and ask each of them to invite one more in turn. That gets you straight to 10 - the upper limit for good conversations.

  Diverse perspectives  can help you zoom out and see  the bigger picture : sustaining your own commitment long-term. Consider inviting change-makers (or wannabe change-makers) who are different to you: a mix of genders, social concerns, backgrounds etc.

Diverse perspectives can help you zoom out and see the bigger picture: sustaining your own commitment long-term. Consider inviting change-makers (or wannabe change-makers) who are different to you: a mix of genders, social concerns, backgrounds etc.

 
 Find  a comfortable meeting time and place  that works for everybody (the more comfortable, the better). The  Free The Change  model is based on the assumption that most groups will try to meet for between 2-3 hours, weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Find a comfortable meeting time and place that works for everybody (the more comfortable, the better). The Free The Change model is based on the assumption that most groups will try to meet for between 2-3 hours, weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

 Please please please   register your group   so we know you’re out there. That way we can support you and invite you into wider network events and opportunities. And if you’ve extra spaces in your group, we can signpost you to others who might be looking for a group in your area or time slot.

Please please please register your group so we know you’re out there. That way we can support you and invite you into wider network events and opportunities. And if you’ve extra spaces in your group, we can signpost you to others who might be looking for a group in your area or time slot.

  Meet, greet and (re)  discover the social change inside you.  Give everyone a copy of the  Group Welcome  doc as a starting frame of reference. Share equal responsibility for hosting each other. And make full use of our other  Supporting Tools  when they feel useful. 

Meet, greet and (re)discover the social change inside you. Give everyone a copy of the Group Welcome doc as a starting frame of reference. Share equal responsibility for hosting each other. And make full use of our other Supporting Tools when they feel useful. 

 
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Millions are born but there is no record of them. Only those who contribute something to society are born twice.
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