I am a novice in community building, and am managing a group of ~8 volunteers for a nonprofit plan that I initiated. The group is running via Facebook chat. I understand that leader should be active, but what I don't understand is why enthusiastic members aren't active at all. Because they express that they really like to join the plan, they should be active as well? Or is it really necessary to ping every individual member to get their response? Why can't their enthusiasm replace my individual pinging?
In my experience, people are seeking leadership, organization and delegation of work, at least initially, to build motivation and momentum to start experiencing success as a group. Help them see the value of investing a wee bit of Individual effort and subsequently experience some collective success as a team.