Some members of your neighborhood associations may prefer to receive a paper version of a newsletter because they don’t use computers or online tools.
It can take extra work to print and manually distribute your newsletters, but it might be worth it to ensure you are being inclusive to all. A printed version can also be distributed around the neighborhood to share information at businesses, places of faith, schools, etc.
- Some email newsletters can just be printed and mailed or hand delivered, though it is against federal law to put anything in anyone’s mailbox
- Some neighborhoods use businesses that deliver door-to-door. This is usually less expensive than postage.
- If your newsletter uses a large number of links, you might need to add additional text to a printed version
- You can design your newsletter using a word processing program, or design program such as Publisher or InDesign.
- You can print on either one or more 8.5 x 11 pages stapled together or a legal sized sheet folded in half.
- You can use a printer, copy machine or local print shop to print the newsletter
WHAT TO INCLUDE
- Photos and graphics
- Event information
- Upcoming meeting times and agendas
- Profiles of leaders or members
- Updates on neighborhood issues
- Updates on neighborhood association programs or projects
- A calendar of meetings or events
- Volunteer opportunities
- Contact information for neighborhood leaders
- Buttons linked to places to register for events
- A donate button linked to the donate page of your website