Welcome to the BBVX Wiki
This wiki is a collaborative environment for members to share ideas about using technology to benefit the mission. It will also be used as an "advertising platform" for training materials that explain different repositories and tools that will help members be more efficient and effective.
This wiki is a VOLUNTEER driven effort. Do NOT call the Helpline or any other contact at the Association if you have problems with this site. If you have a comment or would like to contribute, please contact the maintainers of this site.
Many of us produce documents that would need only slight tweaking to be used by other states and branches. Let's share that work.
Virtual Branch ToolKit
Virtual branches are popping up around the country. They have different goals and different structures. This ToolKit is an attempt to guide those who are interested in starting or rejuvenating such a branch through the options.
This is a new project started in Fall 2008 to assemble tech resources of interest to AAUW members. Feel free to contribute your templates, instructions, and more.
Information from AAUW Conventions
- Workshop materials, videos, and more at aauw.org
- Social Media
- See note in the Tech ToolKit about a new way AAUW is planning to support branch/state websites.
- Excellent docoument from AAUW PA on "Best Practices for Branch Survival"
- See resources posted under Governance Resources about new ways of organizing branch/state structures.
- AAUW Website Tools
- AAUW Website Tools Roundtable
- Material at AAUW.org
- See the workshop slides and handouts posted at aauw.org
- AAUW business card templates
- Microsoft Word templates for AAUW business cards
- Tips on using the MSD
- The Member Services Database is now about two years old. How are you using it? What are your best tips?
- WebManagers' Listserv Discussions
- This is an archive of the Q&A on the AAUW Webmanagers' listserv. To subscribe to the list, see the instructions on www.aauw.org.
- Continue to the Q&A
- Subscribe to AAUW RSS Feed
- Find out "what's new" without making an extra visit to www.aauw.org
- You can also follow @aauw on twitter to get up to the minute headlines.
- Training Videos
- The plan is to have several videos demonstrating tech topics of interest to AAUW members. If you'd like to help with this, please contact Nancy
- Governance Resources
- Here's an initial repository of different ways to organize AAUW states and branches.
- Links to info that is no longer current, but may be of interest --particularly if you'd like to contribute to this site by making updates
Info on "wikis" and contributing to this web site
- Getting Started Writing for the Wiki
- How to add your own contributions to this collection
- More about Wikis and such
- Interested in the underpinnings of the software? Check these links.
- Wiki facilitation wiki
- Thanks to Beth Kanter for the pointer
- Upgrades to this site
- Check here if something's suddenly not working
BBVX.org started in early 2005 as one member's contribution to the organization in order to support volunteer efforts to advance the mission. It is a demonstration area for new technology and a hosting plaform for various member-driven projects. Examples include:
- election2009.bbvx.org the voter guide for the 2009 AAUW board election (custom code)
- tuag.bbvx.org used for beta testing of the MPP in the spring of 2009 (mantis)
- openup.bbvx.org which supported the work to change the degree requirement (static site)
- wiki.bbvx.org this Wiki for collaborative documentation of technology information (MediaWiki)
- BBVX blog (now in archive mode) was an initial place for tech discussions (WordPress)
This web site is not entirely without precedent. See
- stc-annex.comThe STC Annex - a volunteer-driven complement to the Society for Technical Communication site.
See also About BBVX.