Issues Team Structure
The goal of the Issue Team is for a small group of people, ideally between 4 and 6, who are laser-focused on a particular issue that they are passionate about.
These teams will:
– Focus on surfacing the real information about an Issue.
– Identify the moving parts of the Issue and its’ participants.
– Identify the Actions necessary to apply leverage to the situation to achieve the desired outcome.
– Inform the SCI community of actions they can take and events they can attend.
– Amplify the situation and necessary actions and events, through SCI Press and/or Social Media support.
– Rinse and Repeat.
Roles on the Team:
Facilitator (Optional/as necessary)
– Person to help facilitate the meetings and assist with identifying games plans, actions and events.
Issue Team Lead
– Plan meetings. This person will be responsible for finding a place/time for your next meeting and facilitating it. This person will always schedule the next deliverables (next meeting or action to be taken) before the end of the current meeting.
– Facilitate communication among members and partners.
– Be the primary “engine” to drive the process and make something happen.
– Submit information, actions, and events to SCI Calendar
Partnerships & Outreach
– Outreach to existing groups that are doing great work. “Strengthen the Strong” – Determine if it makes the most sense to simply provide people power to support existing organizations. Reach out to all potential partners and coordinate activities.
– Person to keep tabs on the announcements, events, positions of Members of Congress.
– Person to keep tabs on publications, tv and other media (both left and right), to surface accurate information and identify the “fake news” or “alt-facts” (lies).
NOTE: depending on the size and scale of the actions or strategies that your group decides to pursue collectively, you may want to consider assigning more than one person to anyone of the above rolls, or even a working group each of these roles together.