Slack for Genealogy Societies

Slack is a FREE online collaboration hub (web-based and app) that is used by major corporations as well as non-profit organizations to manage and improve workflow.

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: One of the biggest challenges for genealogy societies is how to centralize communication among board members and volunteers as well as track projects and tasks. Slack is a FREE online collaboration hub (web-based and app) that is used by major corporations as well as non-profit organizations to manage and improve workflow. Genealogy societies can easily leverage this user-friendly platform to increase productivity as well as improve member customer service.

Description: Participants will learn how to install Slack and also delegate admin and other roles. Once installed, we’ll review sample projects as well as sample communications in REAL TIME during the lecture. Finally, we’ll review available options for project management and data successorship.

Audience Level: Beginner.

Requirements: Projection for computer on large screen; internet connection.

Content: 4 pages.

Outline

  • What is Slack? A Quick Start Review
  • Creating and Managing Teams and Channels in Slack
  • Real-Time Communication and Project Management in Slack
  • Slack Apps and Integrations
  • Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Slack
  • Resource List

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