Categori Archives: Resources

About The MUG Center

Welcome to the premier resource site for Macintosh User Groups! What We Are The MUG Center is a central clearinghouse for the many resources available for Macintosh User Groups, their members, and their leaders. There are many great Mac sites out there, and more than one with a user group theme, but no other that […]

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MUG Tips & Tricks: Organize Your Meeting Materials…On Wheels

Most user groups meet in rented or borrowed space.While computers, projectors and monitors usually need to be transported in dedicated cases, there are a wide variety of supplies and items that you need (or may need) at every meeting. Pens, paper, scissors, tape, newsletters, membership flyers, extension cords, power strips, ethernet cables, t-shirts, raffle tickets, […]

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Raffles, Drawings & Door Prizes

An 8/11/03 discussion on the Apple User Group Discussion List (AUGD) about door prizes yielded a substantial amount of interesting and useful information on the subject of door prizes, raffles and drawings, including: Laws vary from state-to-state (and in some cases, from country to country), so some groups can and do sell tickets; others make […]

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Getting Publicity for Your Mac User Group

In order for people to join your Macintosh User Group, they need to know you exist. Here are a few ideas which can help you get the publicity you need. Some are easy, and can be done at no cost. Others involve a little more commitment in time, money, and person-hours. Any of them are […]

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Working with Presenters

by Dave Marra (After conducting an excellent session in the User Group Lounge at Macworld Expo NYC 2001, Dave Marra, Apple Senior Systems Engineer, agreed to put together this piece on how to find and work with presenters. Many thanks to Dave for sharing his insight as a veteran MUG presenter.) Within most technology companies, […]

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Free Resources for Mac User Groups

Whether you’re just starting your Macintosh User Group, or if you’re trying to grow and offer new services, there are things you need to help you function. You can pay for them, or, if you don’t mind a little advertising, you can get many of them for free or almost free.This section will give you […]

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Leadership Library

Opening Sessions & Keynotes User Group Operations User Group Interaction Marketing & Publicity Vendor & Retailer Relationships Working With People MUG Communications Youth & Campus Group Sessions Events & Community Activities Leadership Tools, Resources & Training Switchers   Opening Sessions & Keynotes Event Session Video Audio Materials UGU SF 2007 iWoz Steve Wozniak The co-founder […]

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What Is a Macintosh User Group

Macintosh User Groups (MUGs) are many things to many people. They range from a few friends who get together to share experiences and expertise, to organized community gatherings, to global organizations dedicated to the relentless pursuit of Mac excellence. There is no one solid definition which encompasses all MUGs. There are a few common characteristics […]

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Starting a Mac User Group

Starting a MUG is easy! Just find one or two other people who are as enthusiastic about using the Macintosh as you are, and you’re on your way! No one has to be a technical expert, a business whiz, or anything else. As long as you share a desire to learn more about the Mac, […]

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Find a Mac User Group

There are hundreds of Macintosh User Groups all over the globe. Use these resources to locate the one(s) closest to you. The MUG Center’s Surfboard This comprehensive list of active user group web sites is in analog format, for easy browsing, and gives one a sense of the size of the MUG community. Yes, the […]

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