As a partner, supporter and/or member of NEOSCC, you have likely heard us mention our new Conditions and Trends Platform (CAT), an online tool designed to help Northeast Ohioans understand, talk about and contribute to the future of our region.
We are very excited about the potential of this tool, and we need your help to make sure it gets seen and shared.
We are relying on you and your fellow NEOSCC supporters to help spread the word about the Conditions and Trends platform to your colleagues, friends and family across the region. We’ve made it easy for you; in the attached Toolkit, you will find several components designed to help you talk about and share the Conditions and Trends Platform with your networks, in person and especially online.
The Conditions and Trends Toolkit: What It Is and How to Use It
NEOSCC’s Conditions and Trends Platform (CAT) is an online tool designed to help Northeast Ohioans understand, talk about and contribute to the future of our region.
To help NEOSCC spread the word about the Platform and encourage Northeast Ohioans to make use of this resource, we’ve created a CAT Toolkit, which includes items to make it easier to talk about and share the Conditions and Trends Platform with your networks.
- CAT Talking Points
A summary of the information you’ll need to talk about the CAT and NEOSCC with colleagues, friends and family.
- CAT Executive Summary
The CAT Executive Summary provides a short synopsis of the Platform’s Themes and key Findings. This PDF can be emailed and/or made available for downloading on your website.
- Newsletter Articles and Graphics
Your organization’s printed or emailed newsletter can be a great way to spread the word about then CAT Platform, so we have included sample overview articles. We have written these articles in 500-word, 300-word and 100-word lengths to ensure you have something you can use, no matter what space is available in your newsletter. We’ve provided sample graphics and images to use with these articles. For very small spaces, we have included a headline link.
- Sample Email, Facebook and Twitter Messages
You and your organization have substantial networks. We need your help ensuring they know the CAT Platform is a resource they can use and engaging them in NEOSCC’s efforts to make Northeast Ohio more sustainable. As part of the CAT Toolkit, we’ve provided you with sample messages you can use to share the CAT Platform with your networks by email, through Facebook and through Twitter.
- Website Badges
Your organization’s website is an important communications hub for your networks, and that means it’s a perfect place to share information about the CAT Platform. The Toolkit provides easy ways to share the CAT Platform with your website visitors – square and banner-sized HTML icons for your website homepage which link directly to the CAT Platform. Your website administrator can help decide which fits best on your site, and how to user them.
- Printed Executive Summary Mailing
A six page Executive Summary has been printed. If you are interested in distributing to your mailing lists, please contact Jeff Anderle. We have a standard cover letter and can take care of all of the mailing logistics.