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Information about Greensboro Association Website

Published on August 17, 2009

Author: jcstone3



Presentation made for the Greensboro Association annual meeting.

Greensboro Association Website 2009 Annual Meeting

Website Committee Margaret Daniels Linda Ely Michael Porrazzo John Schweizer John Stone Rob Twiss Building on initial work by Wendy Parrish

Background and Rationale Existing site was perceived as inadequate for future needs Content, usability, manageability, modern “web 2.0” Changing demographics and advent of new media Support a broader audience and purpose 24x7x365 involvement and engagement Member and non-member outreach – Full time residents, part time summer residents, renters, year round visitors Maintain fresh content and resources Support the mission of the association

A Vision Foster community and promote involvement in the Greensboro Association through further communications and outreach. Facilitate communication and collaboration within Greensboro Association and between the Association, its committees and its members, and Increase the value that the Greensboro Association provides to members of the Greensboro community

Current Status and Plans Established a website platform for growth Content Management System Technology (Joomla) Plug-ins and software tools Spend less than ½ the budget The current site and foundation along with hosting services cost the association less than $1,000 Plan to continually enhance the site over time Enhance look and feel / visual design / usability Online payment and new member registration Online Registration and Directory

What does the website provide you? Access current Area News, Information and Association Resources View and contribute to an Online Calendar Find members in the Member Directory Use the Resource Directory of area attractions and services Participate in the Reports Discussion Forum around community issues Get Membership information and registration forms Find Greensboro using the Google Map and Directions Contribute to the Photo Gallery and view other’s contributions

Accessing Tools and Information Top Menu Main Menu Access

Member Directory Registered Users Only Not All Members Similar Information as Directory

Online Calendar Different categories of calendar items

eMail, print or add a New event Calendar items listed in chronological order

Example Content – Also Online This document put together by Annie Paumgartenoutlines how we can protect our most valuable asset - Caspian Lake. 17 August 2009

Reports and Discussion Forum 17 August 2009 Annual Meeting Minutes Published committee reports Online comments and discussion forum

Facebook Group (96 Members) Extend the community on Social Media Links back to the Association Content

Steady Usage (Jun 21, 2009 - Jul 21, 2009 ) 334 Visits 594 Pageviews 1.78 Pages/Visit 67.66% Bounce Rate 08:59 Avg. Time on Site 45.21% % New Visits 17 August 2009

How can you get involved? Use the site Register and enter basic profile information Add photos and resources Submit an article Read and reports/ minutes from Greensboro Association committees and start conversation threads Join the Association Facebook group Share with renters and visitors Help improve the site Share your views Creative Web Developer?

Thank You! Margaret Daniels Linda Ely Michael Porrazzo John Schweizer John Stone Rob Twiss Building on initial work by Wendy Parrish

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