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Growing Your Astronomy Club
Part 3: Cultivating Volunteers

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checkHow the Night Sky Network can help

NSN logoUse the free services of the Night Sky Network to facilitate club administration.

Streamlining and simplifying administrative activities go a long way toward making club jobs more manageable. The NASA Night Sky Network provides a variety of resources specifically designed to meet the needs of astronomy clubs and streamline club management.

For a video overview: http://NightSkyNetwork.org/about.cfm 

The Night Sky Network (NSN) makes it easier to spread the club duties among several members. Using NSN to manage mailing lists, newsletter distribution, membership, outreach events, volunteer service, and your calendar can make almost any club job easier.

For the full manual on setting up and managing your club on the Night Sky Network: http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/docs/HelpCoordinator.pdf

Ask one of the tech-savvy, online-oriented members in your club to help set up your club on NSN.

man“With the Calendar function, Membership Roster, club look-up, and other resources, the Night Sky Network website is a ‘One Stop Shopping’ experience for club business. Further, I can attend to club business anywhere and anytime.”

For assistance with setting up your astronomy club on the Night Sky Network, contact: nightskyinfo {at} astrosociety.org

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