RE: value of web sites
From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 12:09:38 -0500
WHom ever told you that a website costs $600 a year is selling you a bad
deal. There are lots of providers that give non-profit groups webspace for
free. for instance hosts all the NICA site for free, they are
great to work with, and they offer 5megs of free hosting for non-profits.
The TCN is a non-profit and could easily get you a site on infoteam for
free. NICA members get a website created and posted (limit 2 pages, 2
graphics) for $20 a year.

Rob Sandelin
Northwest Intentional Communties Association
Building a better society, one neighborhood at a time

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cohousing-l [at] [mailto:cohousing-l [at] 
> Behalf Of Eris Weaver
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 1999 11:27 PM
> Subject: Re: value of web sites
> Sonoma County Cohousing has a Website, which I maintain.  Since I already
> have an Internet account and html experience, our site costs the group
> nothing.
> At this point, the site has mainly been used as a repository for minutes
> of meetings, etc.  So that members who have missed a meeting can get
> caught up.  It also serves as a sort of virtual brochure -- when someone
> is interested in the group, we suggest that they read the information on
> our site before they come to a meeting so that we don't keep having to
> explain old business.  We do get email from folks who stumble across our
> site -- I'm not sure whether they're coming from one of the directory
> sites or what.  Some of them have indeed come to meetings...and several
> members of our core group  (self included) originally FOUND the group bia
> the 'Net.  We are very early in our process, and I imagine that things
> will change as we get closer to an actual site.
> Eris Weaver
> On Thu, 10 Jun 1999 brucefrishkoff [at] wrote:
> >      On a very limited budget but needing more residents, we
> are wondering
> > about the value of having our own web site.  We figure a good
> one will cost us
> > about $600 a year for hosting.  What are your experiences about
> results coming
> > from web sites, costs, and possible sources for assistance? We
> ARE growing,
> > but more slowly than we would like.
> >      Many thanks for any help forthcoming.
> >
> > Bruce Frishkoff
> > Cedar Cohousing, Columbia County (Hudson Valley), New York
> >
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