02. Get the Word Out
It’s important that you seek input from your neighbours during the early planning stages, thereby encouraging greater participation and building enthusiasm.
To help spread the word about the block party you’re planning and to get others more involved, we suggest considering the following steps:
- Be inclusive – everyone is your neighbour regardless of any pre-conceived notions you may have about them.
- Knock on doors – meet the people you’ve never met; shake hands, be personable, and make stronger connections.
- Be open and transparent – no one wants to be left in the dark; clear communication is always key.
- Keep in contact – make sure that people know how to best get in contact with you throughout the planning of your block party.