Re: TS in America - Member Retention?
Jul 08, 2008 08:33 AM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
--- In email@example.com, mkr777@... wrote:
> For real growth of any organization, member retention is
> Any Ideas?
>From the experience of our group in Moscow (which is informal and
consists mostly of non-members) I conclude that the different kinds of
groups should be started. Young people sometimes come to our group but
often go away, being not satisfied by our forms of work; also they
don't feel at home among the aged people.
There is a tendence to have only one lodge in a city, even if there
are as much members that they could form entire section!
I don't mean the separate groups for the young people and simplified
theosophy for them, but the different forms of work as lodges or study
group dedicated to different branches of theosophy and different forms
of work (free discussion / organized workings where lectures are read
and a chairman lets speak people by queue).
When Olcott visited Burma, he started there 3 lodges at once: for
buddhists, for hindooists and for those who want to study mesmerism
and other alike phenomena. I think that a similar practice should be
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