Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] meeting today at 5pm - digital strategy, civicrm
From: Christian Smith-Socaris
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:21:39 -0400

Minutes from CiviCRM Meeting #1


Temp check: This group thinks there should be a digital strategy group, part of comm cluster, that will be responsible for
handle db admin; training, social media, web strategy

Does Internet need to handle web strategy? Probably, depends on how you define it.

Proposal: "The group does brings proposals to the other communications working group. They do not go to the GA; they work in service to the other groups. They don't code or do project management."

Proposal passes

We need to do training; think about frequency and content.

Questions to Consider:

On 11/02/2011 12:43 PM, Charles Lenchner wrote:

Hey all,


Yesterday a group of us met and talking about formalizing the way that the GA deals with the upcoming CiviCRM installation and other matters related to managing lists, privacy concerns, access, and the connection to social media. Folks in the room agreed that we would continue meeting TODAY, Wednesday, at 5pm, at Charlotte’s place.


Folks in the room supported making Digital Strategy a new working group that is part of the Communications Cluster, but without the power to make proposals to the GA. In a way, it is subservient to the Internet, Open Source and Outreach Working Groups because there is a lot of overlap.


At the meeting yesterday, we agree to continue with questions that need to be answered with more participation. Questions like:

Is there/should there be such a thing as a ‘general’ email distribution list that everyone is subscribed to when they join a Working Group list?

If there is, how might decisions be made regarding the content and purpose of emails to that list?

How can we address access to list and email blasting software in ways that are open/transparent, but do not compromise privacy and effectiveness?


I don’t have the full list in front of me, but attending were Devin, Drew, Christian, Harry, Charles (me) and two others.


See you there!





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