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You are here because you are a leader. Leaders don't need to be told to do things. They just go ahead and do whatever they know needs to be done. Therefore, as part of a team of leaders with similar goals for India, you are expected to jump right in and start doing whatever you think needs to be done on FTI. If you find something missing on FTI, or some defect, point it out so it and get involved in fixing it. You must act on your beliefs. <
As a fist step ensure your biodata and contact details are provided on on the blog. This is not visible externally, but will help members to contact you.
We communicate on FTI mostly on the Forum: http://fti.sabhlokcity.com/forum. To log in, use the FTI Blog username/password emailed to you at the time of joining FTI. The Forum guide can help you understanding how to use the Forum: http://fti.sabhlokcity.com/forum-guide. Also try this.
Make sure you have a GMAIL account!
It will give you access to the FTI Google Group (to which you can't post till you become full member, but you have access to all documents). On gmail, create a label for FTI usinghttp://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=118708. Set the label to archive the message (skip Inbox). Create a filter for FTI on gmail using http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=6579 . Now all mails from google group should go to label.
FTI has a number of other Google groups but most of these have moved to the Forum. Here's a list of the archival groups (some are still active): FTI Managers | FTI Backoffice | FTI Finance Committee | FTI ARMC | FTI Disciplinary Committee | FTI Adharshila |Adharshila Steering Committee | Freedom Partners FTI General Body| Towards a Great India | | FTI Future Leaders
Find out about other members. Get to know about them here, with more details once you log into the blog. Update your information also. For updating your information log into the blog using the username/password you should have received. Then go to "profiles" and fill up all relevant information.
You have access to FTI's internal blogs (i.e. posts not made public). A number of guidelines are posted on these internal blogs. How do you find these? Log in to the FTI blog, click on 'posts' or 'edit' under Posts, and you'll find the list of FTI blog posts. Select 'FTI guidelines' under 'View all categories' box. That will take you to the key guidelines.
Do take some time to read various documents and understand what is going on. Read about the draft internal processes and strategies, also available at FTI Google Group under 'files'. Most of that material is now uploaded on blogs, but a copy has often been kept there for convenience.
Speak to someone from FTI: Mr. Shantanu Bhagwat has kindly agreed to speak to new members over Skype. Write to him at email@example.com with the subject: "FTI new member: wish to talk" and arrange a suitable time to speak. You can also contact nearby FTI members over the phone, from the "contact us" page on the FTI website.
Mentoring/ buddy system: If you have questions please write to the person who vetted your application. He or she will provide you with more information. Alternatively, write to the main Forum. Your questions are valued but do show some concern for others' time by having done some homework yourself.
You can get involved in many FTI activites.
o Facebook ('"Freedom Team of India" Supporters' Group)
o Linkedin (search for and join the 'Capitalism and Freedom' Group)
It is strongly recommended that FTI members subscribe to the following blogs
The sky is the limit on FTI. We depend on each other's commitment and support. Just jump in and DO whatever needs to be done.
 This information is work in progress and does not purport to fully cover the wide range of activities happening on FTI.
[I’ve not created a Word document this time. Previous versions available on the system under relevant IDs noted above.Sanjeev 26 April 2011]