1. Create a page.
2. Recruit members.
3. Get your vanity URL.
4. Mentor one another.
5. Recruit the next generation.
“I was on a national research /
story-telling tour called
Millennials Changing America…
My housing fell through in
Cleveland and I was stranded.
I asked "Who do we know in
Cleveland, Ohio" via Twitter
and within 8 minutes
I had a place to stay...
It was awesome. We stayed at some
supporter's mansiony house.” – Alex
1. Go to GovTwit.com.
2. Search to find peers.
3. Follow them.
4. They’ll follow you.
5. Bring value to get value.
“I started the Chief Learning Officers Network
in late November 2008. I had no real
knowledge of Web 2.0 capacity. I had been a
member of LinkedIn for a few months, joining
because friends bugged me to be a part of it.
After a while as a member, I began to join some groups
basically to see what would happen. I didn't see a group
for CLOs so I started the network…because nothing was
in existence in LinkedIn and thought our community
needed something – a place, a forum, something to
communicate around ideas.”
“The group has become known as a place
for leaders in learning to share ideas /
thoughts / connect …
We know that CLO's who would have
never met have connected on issues of
commonality; some folks have begun
working together / collaborating…
On a personal level, I've been invited to a CLO's only
retreat and have been asked to be a presenter - without
the network the folks in charge of the retreat would
have never found me.”
No Group for You?
• Nat’l Assoc of Gov’t Communicators
• U.S. Gov’t Relations and Public Affairs
• Network PR Professionals
• Public Relations and Comm Pros
• Brand & Communications Management
The perpetual conference where
government connects and collaborates.
MISSION: “Connect Government to Improve Government”
…and growing rapidly
How-To: Become a
1. Go to GovLoop.com. “It’s been
2. Join (free and 50 seconds).
3. Find /form groups. Writer/Editor,
4. Find /connect w/ colleagues. HHS ACF
5. Get / give insight.
How-To: Become a
1. Pick one network (2 tops).
2. Give before
(and more than) you get.
3. Invite others.