|Re: Cohousing Digital System||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: STEPHANIE FASSNACHT (fassnachssc.wisc.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 10:45:43 -0800 (PST)|
We at Village Cohousing in Madison WI use Gather / Mosaic for all our scheduling, and Dropbox for our file storage. > On Feb 12, 2020, at 5:48 PM, Heidi Beke-Harrigan <hbekeharrigan [at] > gmail.com> wrote: > > I'm with a newly forming cohousing group in Columbus called Central Ohio > Cohousing and we also have a digital system question. > > We're very grateful to the folks at Gather who are allowing us to explore > their platform. I find it well designed and think it will serve us well > once we are needing to manage the cohousing daily activities of living. > > In the meantime, we need to create a website, consider contact management > software and additional platforms to help us successfully get to the formed > community stage. > I searched the Cohousing-L archives and was able to find reference to > management software such as My Green Condo, Bazinga, Basecamp etc. that's > been useful to folks once a community has come together, but not so much > about what has helped as communities form and deal with attracting > potential members, managing work and contacts, etc. > > We're trying to decide between meeting basic immediate needs with a free > website using Wix, for example, or balancing the long term needs of members > only web page > access, payment processing, membership mailing and contact etc. through a > more comprehensive package like WIld Apricot. > > Is this a topic that has already come up and is in the Cohousing-L archives > somewhere? We're grateful for any tips or experiences you care to share. > > Best, > Heidi Beke-Harrigan > > > > > On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 11:56 AM Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L < > cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > >>> On Feb 10, 2020, at 10:03 AM, Chris Terbrueggen < >> christopher402 [at] gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>> Greetings, I would like to know if any cohousing communities are using >>> internal membership software that has at least 5 contributors that are >>> administering it. >> >> I think you might have better luck finding a system that many cohousing >> communities use so if you have a problem, you can contact another >> community. Finding 5 people in my community who would go near overseeing >> any computer based system would be impossible. I’ve tried. Some do computer >> work all day—installing, fixing, programming, spam detection, etc.—so they >> are totally uninterested but will confer. >> >> To monitor a system that people are dependent on is something most people >> don't want to do. I’ve not been able to find anyone who will be second >> chair to our email discussion lists. It isn’t a big job but when someone’s >> email is hacked or a list isn’t working, it has to be fixed quickly. Email >> hacks get our whole system closed down by our ISP. With so many people >> working at home now, this is crisis time. >> >> Gather is the best I’ve seen and most predictably sustainable on their end >> because it is supported by a cooperative that includes more people than >> work directly on the software. And it seems fairly easy to learn so many >> members could be familiar enough to troubleshoot. Or call someone at >> another community. >> >> Sharon >> ---- >> Sharon Villines >> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC >> http://www.takomavillage.org >> >> >> >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://L.cohousing.org/info >> >> >> >> > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
- Cohousing Digital System Chris Terbrueggen, February 10 2020
- Re: Cohousing Digital System Chris Terbrueggen, February 11 2020
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