|Re: Shared survey: what does your community use?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Corey (corey.birnbaumgmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:42:45 -0700 (PDT)|
Thanks for the feedback Fred. I view Mosaic as "custom software" which is an option, but in all other questions I provided an "other.." field where you can insert what you use if it wasn't mentioned (already there are a lot of options that I felt could be too much). If there are questions that don't apply, I made many of them optional (ones without the red asterisk). I want to mention that, besides Mosaic (by Sean Davey who is also on this list) there is also Gather by Tom Smyth (http://sassafras.coop/) that is an online tool for coordinating common meals, ledger, and reservation system. Those are the only two custom-for-cohousing solutions I'm aware of, but would love to hear about any more out there. Thank you everyone for your answers so far! This is really fascinating stuff and I have to admit I'm mostly surprised by just how large these communities are (most answered 50+!). If you have suggestions on how I can improve it too, please let me know. Some other insights I'd like to share: - Most communities use email as their primary medium for not just communication, but event coordination as well. However, a solid number of you do use shared online calendars. - People seem ambivalent towards their current solutions (seems very few are happy with email) with the only exception being their financial tool, which most people listed as QuickBooks. There's also satisfaction with how consensus building is done in general. - Most of you use Google Drive, but only a few of you pay for cloud services, the most popular being Dropbox. - You're mostly iPhone users. Overall, everyone seems to want better solutions for most aspects of community life, but are unwilling to pay for them. That certainly makes things tough for those like Sean and Tom who have great solutions, because nothing is free--the cost (hosting, time, skill, etc) has to be absorbed by someone. Please continue to share this survey! For those of you who want to view the results for yourselves, you can always see them at this address: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRpTfkYzr_ AANdnbSWT7pm7VA7b7yqmcpcex_cuWI1iV5DbA/viewanalytics On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 6:36 AM, Fred H Olson <fholson [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > > Corey (corey.birnbaum [at] gmail.com) wrote: > > >Hello everyone! I've created a short survey that asks what you and your > >community use to help organize your daily community lives, with a focus on > >software/services. Everyone can see the results after they submit a > >response! > > > >https://goo.gl/forms/24KHN1bgVa9DT1C82 > > I regret that you did not include Mosaic from https://cohousing.site > "websites for communities" which has features for the functions > your survey covers. I wonder what people's experience with Mosaic > is. > > BTW one shortcoming it has, IMHO, is it's name which is to general as > to be meaningful. I think I'll call it "Coho-mosaic" for clarity. > > FRed > > > -- > Bassett Creek Cohousing, Minneapolis http://mn.cohousing.org/bcrk/ > Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) > Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 > My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
- Shared survey: what does your community use? Corey, August 3 2017
- Re: Shared survey: what does your community use? Sean Davey, August 7 2017
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