Has anyone started a climbing advocacy group or been involved with a group? I live in an area where there is no cohesive community or group of climbers to represent our interests and voice our concern and to promote access, local ethics and safety. I would like to have a platform where everybody can converse and participate. I need advice how to start. What should I think about in terms of establishing the purpose of the advocacy group. What kind of a legal structure is suggested? etc
Contact the Access Fund, they have a pretty well laid out plan for forming a LCO, they also offer grants to offset startup cost and providing support. if you have a handful of motivated people getting started is pretty easy, google can help you with what you need to set up a nonprofit as well if you choose not to go the access fund affiliate route.