Two new topics for the User Group manager event

Michael Smith - How to get members involved

Are you the only person running your group? Would you like to get some members to help you? Learn how can you encourage members to get more involved and take some of the pressure off you, the group manager.

Michael has been running MDCFUG since 1998 with regular help from many members.

Oguz Demirkapi - Tools to Manage a User Group Efficiently

Communication is important, and we need to be more proactive in our communication to be more efficient. Tools are very important to create good communication in a group or individually. But what tools would be interesting specially for the user groups? What is the best way of collaborating? How can we improve our communication? Do we learn from other user groups to generate more efficient tools and environments?

I would like to share my experiences in these fields not only being an old CFUG manager, but also being an active person at open source user communities.