Here’s a one-page guide to setting up an email list
Guest post by Tim Davies
Even with all the amazing social web tools available today, e-mail remains a key communication tool for most people.
For many committees, projects and associations, an e-mail list has a lot to offer as a coordination and collaboration tool. For example, recently I worked on preparing a Web presence for the DFID Civil Society Organisations Youth Working Group, a group of development agencies and youth charities focused on working with a UK government agency to promote youth engagement and the role of young people in development. They’re currently online only via the Youth Guidance Project.
Because the Youth Working Group is essentially a network of organisations and individuals, with no permanent secretariat or central body, we’re building the whole Web presence around e-mail lists for the central group and its subgroups – set up to be open to anyone who wants to get involved. Content from the e-mail lists will be fed via RSS into a website based on DokuWiki, a fantastically flexible and easy to use wiki.
This set-up will involve the chair of each subgroup managing his or her own e-mail list, and all the members or associates of the Youth Working Group understanding how an e-mail list works.
So I took the opportunity to create a One Page Guide to E-mail Lists with Google Groups.
Republished from timdavies.org.
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