Holding online events is a great way to create value for your group and instill a sense of community identity in your members.
Groups need to have reached a certain critical mass or level of activity in the forums before starting events. There isn’t a hard benchmark for when holding events is a good idea. Talk to NTEN’s Community Manager if you’re interested in moving forward.
Most of the groups that hold online events convene via monthly conference calls. Groups have also held webinars and tweet chats. We recommend discussion-based activities over lecture-based events.
NTEN will provide all the tools necessary to hold events.