ONLINE

COMMUNITY

OPTIONS

WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF WE DIDN'T USE FACEBOOK AS A GROUP?

We can simplify our online community by only using the WEBSITE for basic posts, announcements, event details, and resources.

OPTION ONE SIMPLIFY

1. SINGLE ONLINE LOCATION

2. ALREADY ESTABLISHED

3. SHIRE FRONT DOOR

4. EASY TO SUPPORT

Everything is in the same place

Everyone already knows about it

Shareable with anyone in or out of the group

We have full control over the system

PROS

1. LIMITED FEATURES

2. COMMITMENT/EFFORT

3. TRAINING

4. NEEDS MAINTENANCE

The website can't do everything

Requires energy from leaders and members

There is a learning curve before using

It is in constant need of upkeep.

CONS

We can replace our online community by using an alternative social media platform for our online community needs. The top candidate would be BAND.

OPTION TWO REPLACE

1. DEDICATED SPACE

2. ADVANCED FEATURES

3. LOTS OF RESOURCES

4. SPECIALIZED PLATFORM

A singular location for all online social activity

Calendars, notifications, chats, app, and more

Provided resources to help with system use

The platform is dedicated to group communication.

PROS

1. NEW SYSTEM TO LEARN

2. MIGRATION EFFORT

3. NOT AS ACCESSIBLE

4. LIMITED STORAGE

Brand new platform to learn how to use

Will take effort to bring everyone/thing over

Most people haven't heard of it

Limited memory for photos/videos without upgrading

CONS

BOTH ARE FREE*

Either option can be used freely by anyone. *Kane incurs a website cost but donates it as part of his Membership. BAND can be upgraded for additional storage at a yearly rate.

GOT QUESTIONS?

Let Kane know before or at the next Council Meeting and we can help figure out what we want to do as a Shire. Thanks!