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I'm here to support you!

Greetings!

I have been witnessing the growth and movement of this group since it began here on PulseWire. After participating as a silent member and soaking in your leadership and ingenuity, I am ready to introduce myself and offer my support as you move forward and gain momentum in this initiative.

My name Jade Frank and I am the Online Community Manager at World Pulse. For the past year and half, I have lived and breathed all things PulseWire and helped build and engage our community of grassroots women leaders from 600 to now over 4000 and representing more than 140 countries worldwide. Part of my job is to ensure our community thrives and that each woman who joins has the tools to speak for themselves, connect with other grassroots leaders and secure resources for their work in the women's movement.

I speak for the entire World Pulse team in saying that we are deeply saddened by the tragedy that has fallen on the people of Haiti. We are honored to host this group on PulseWire are dedicated to supporting your needs as you mobilize and plan efforts to support Haitian women's leadership and the leadership of Haitian grassroots community groups.

Ann-christine has shared with me some of your recent sticky points, tech issues and support needs and I will be working with our team to resolve these issues and better support your work.

I invite you to email me with any questions, suggestions, ideas or requests and I will do my best to assist you. You can also use the PulseWire FAQ for basic site help. You can also post your questions here in this group and in answering your questions, all members can learn and benefit.

I also encourage you to make full use of our community! Begin by completing your profiles so that community members outside of your group can get on board when you begin reaching out for support.

In solidarity and partnership,
Jade Frank

Online Community Manager
World Pulse
skype: jadefrankie

Comments

Hello Dear Jade and All,

Thanks much for your kind and exciting posting, and we are delighted and honored to be with you at World Pulse! We hope we will add to the larger community of caring and commitment here, and at the same time we so much appreciate being able to take advantage of all of the benefits.

I do have one question for now: I posted a spreadsheet that is a doc at Google capable of being edited by our group, but when I posted here it is in "read only" form. That may be because I posted the doc from my other email program (Outlook Express), not Google directly. Or is it because you may have a policy abt editing docs in this public setting?

Thanks for any feedback, and very best wishes, Janet (Feldman)

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Google Docs

Hi Janet,

Unfortunately, our site does not currently support living documents - the ability to share and alter documents. We are looking into the possibility of incorporating a feature like this, but cannot currently offer such a feature.

Google Docs, while difficult to get acquainted with at first, it is actually a very useful tool for sharing documents and is what we use here within our staff at World Pulse.

In order to share your document with everyone:

Once you have uploaded a document to Google Docs, or have created a document within Google Docs - When you're in the document itself, there is a button at the top right corner of the document labeled "Share". Click here and there's a drop-down. You can click "Invite people" and add the emails of all who you want to access and alter the document. A window will pop up and under "Invite" you can add the emails and then send invites.
*** Note that under the box for entering emails, there is a "To Edit" and "To View" choice. If you want other people to have editing capabilities, be sure to highlight "To Edit" before sending access.

The other alternative - to keep the document viewable and editable for everyone who has the link - is enabled by clicking on the "Share" button at the top of the document and choosing the "Get the link to share" option. A window will pop up and you can choose an edit or view option here as well, then copy the link provided. Post this link in a post within this group and anyone who clicks on it can access the document.

Maybe due to the privacy of information - you will want to use the first option and "share" with people individually sending them access. If you need help with this, you can share me on the document and I can add all members in this group. Because I am the Online Community Manager, I have access to members' email addresses.

So, in conclusion, the documents cannot live within PulseWire, they must live within Google Docs.

I suggest using this great tutorial as a reference for Google Docs.
http://edutech.msu.edu/online/GoogleDocs/GoogleDocs.html

And let me know if you have any other questions.

In support and partnership,
Jade

Betty Kagoro's picture

Thanks Jade

Thanks a lot Jade. I appreciate your support and encouragement. I still have a great deal to learn as I'm still new on the network.

Hope to learn more
cheers,
betty

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