A good community outreach plan will keep the local chapter focused on its goals. One of the challenges that locals have with their community outreach program is sustaining their program. Too often, locals make an outreach effort because they are in a crisis and need community support. Chapters can no longer afford to operate in this manner. Communities need you to give back. If your association has done nothing in the community, don’t expect them to always be there for you. Mutual support is based on building relationships.
In building relationships, locals have to focus on the long-term goal of community outreach. This means doing community activities and being visible. Your community outreach committee should look at its purpose, timelines, and resources to put the plan in action.
Some examples: Some locals have a booth at a community fair, do a library story night, sponsor parent workshops and many other things.