There are plenty of choices available today for groups to communicate online. Everything from simple discussion boards and forums to complex real-time collaboration tools. Regardless of the platform it is imperative that people understand how to work in an online group if effective communication is going to take place. Here are some keys to make sure that your groups communicate effectively with online tools.
We had a very positive response to a recent change that was made to the hub Discussions feature a few weeks back. You can now send a copy to yourself when you create a new message in your hubs. Likewise, sending an email to the hub mailing list will also send you an “echo” email or a copy of the message. This is nice because the sender is assured that… read more →
Online discussions are a great way to enhance communications and help members stay organized. With so many tools available, it’s hard to tell the difference between a mailing list, a discussion forum and general online messaging. With MemberHub, every single hub (online group) has a mailing list. It’s not a forum or place to blog; perhaps those features will come later. I’m not going to spend time explaining how mailing… read more →
I was recently speaking with a colleague (who happens to be an avid MemberHub user) that works with many nonprofits and he revealed to me one of the hidden values in collaboration software. Kevin was telling me that one of the common challenges in nonprofits is bringing on a new board member, or any member for that matter, and bringing that person “up to speed”. There is often a great… read more →
Earlier this week, we listed 5 reasons to use online discussions. Now, there’s even a better reason. We revamped the Discussions feature in MemberHub. The majority of these changes were really “under the hood”. There were a few changes to the already elegant user interface that you’re used to, but mainly you’ll notice that discussions just seem to work more natural, as an online discussion should be. Below is an… read more →
The main thread (no pun intended) that holds together many online groups is some form of a discussions feature. Groups need a dedicated space for their members to participate in online private discussion threads. But, I’ve had people ask me before why a group needs to use the Discussions feature in MemberHub. “Why not just use your regular email?”, they ask. Here are 5 points to consider: 1. Not Everyone has… read more →