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What is the name of your dad’s group?– Dallas Dads Group
What cities or area do you serve?– Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, Waxahachie (The Metroplex)
How many active members do you have?- 40 members of which about 7 are active
How long have you been a group?– Since September of 2014
Who are the organizers of your group?– David Kepley
What was your most successful event?– A playground Meet Up in Plano. We had eight guys with their children and took it over.
How many events do you suggest per month to keep members interested and active?– We are building still, so I believe 2-3 events a month.
Do you offer playgroup meet ups? How many times a week do you have playgroup?– Yes and generally once a week.
How did you get the word out about your group to your community?– Social media, business cards with a QR code to our Meet Up group, local media, and good old face to face introductions.
Do you offer Dad’s Night Out Events? Where do you go? We do and it varies. We usually try to check out different bars with a wide beer selection, but we have been discussing doing activities such as bowling or other alternatives.
What is the age range of the children in your group?– Infant to age 6. We welcome all ages though.
Do you meet in a common place in your community or at members’ homes?– We meet up in common places, but as the group grows, members are more than welcome to open their homes up for a Meet Up.
What advice would you give dads who want to start their own group?– Be patient. It’s going to take a while and if you can help one person then you’ve found success.
What is special or unique about your group that sets you apart from other dad’s groups?– We are associated with City Dads Group which is a national organization, which gives us more opportunity to find guys in our area. The more specific a group is about where it meets up, the more difficult it is to find other guys.
The City Dads Group model finds guys all over a metropolitan area, draws notice, and finds more guys all over. This leads to each individual area having a greater chance of building a healthy, thriving community under the umbrella of the whole.