We recommend a team of about 3-5 people from various organizations to do detailed planning, outreach, and execution. This group made up of a design lead, a content lead, a project manager, and a logistics coordinator should meet twice monthly and eventually weekly as the date of the gathering nears. We outline the ideal timeline needed to plan a Doers Gathering in the next section, ‘Planning an Event.’
You’ll need a larger group that the organizing team can involve when the following needs arise: 1) providing diverse perspectives and expertise on an issue, 2) reaching out to their networks to build excitement and commitments, 3) providing specific skills to produce a deliverable (visual design, video storytelling, etc.).
Doers are actively working on grassroots, people-centered, solutions to difficult issues. Often, doers are also most impacted by the issues they seek to address. Whittling down to 6-10 doers presenting at the event is ideal.
Contributors are members of the community who not only the interest, passion, and expertise but also the time, networks, and resources to contribute to these doer-led efforts.