We founded a new VOPE (Voluntary Organisation for Professional Evaluation) called Evaluation Community of India (ECOI) in India in 2015. The VOPE is open to Evaluators, development practitioners, development scholars, members of development agencies - both government and non-government, members of civil societies, M&E and programme personnel of organisations and people interested in evaluation. Presently, around 60 members are members of this VOPE. However, we feel, 70 is too small a number for a vast country like India. We've been facing the challenge of extending our membership to a larger number of people and organisations. In a recent meeting with core group members, we decided to prioritise this agenda of including more people and strengthen our membership base. We would like to receive your opinions, feedback and experiences on how to increase membership of a young VOPE. Your feedback and opinions would be extremely valuable for us.
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Hello Rajib, I am taking the initiative to share some ideas and insights because I consider your request a great opportunity to think and reflect.
Given the five priorities of the VOPEs (listed below), I would engage new members through offering some incentives, such as:
The list is very long :-) as ideas are many but I hope this helps.
Thank you for engaging all of us.
Namaste, Laura Gagliardone
I can tell you from how I would make a choice. I think I would be a part of an organisation if I feel connected to it. Communication, content, approach, etc. Being able to connect to the cause, objective and people involved would be the key for me.