Websites have been the most enduring online communication tool for organizations for many years.
No matter how rapidly technology changes, it’s likely that websites will be around for many years to come and worth an investment of your time and energy. Websites also offer the greatest array of ways to share information in one place.
- You’ll need a URL/domain name, a hosting service and an interface to create the site.
- Most neighborhood associations in Bend already have a website address that people may know, so try to stick with the same URL to avoid confusion.
- The most commonly used interface, which is also called a website platform, is WordPress because of its ease of use, but there are many others.
- There are many, many kinds of hosting services available online but sometimes local Internet service providers are willing to offer discounts to groups like neighborhood associations.
WHAT TO INCLUDE:
- Information about how to join the association
- Calendar of events and meetings
- An archive of your meeting minutes, newsletters and press releases
- Neighborhood association projects and programs
- A blog, which is a rolling diary of little stories or updates
- A photo gallery
- A volunteer sign up form
- A list of volunteer needs and duties
- Contact information for neighborhood leaders and for City Councilors
- Links to important resources for members
- A donate button linked to your neighborhood association bank account, if relevant