Welcome to the team!
This document will onboard you onto YPC’s internal comms platforms so that you have the skills and tools needed to collaborate. At YPC we #build-in-public so everyone knowing where to go for what communications is core to who we are.
If at any time you need support, contact the Internal Comms circle by going to their Slack channel or emailing email@example.com.
Here’s how this works. We’ve got a checklist below of the steps you’ll take to learn all the collaboration platforms.
Your goal is to check everything off in one week.
Step 0: Set-up Your Accounts
Step 1: Get Official!
Fill out this Join the YPC Team form. Note: Are you a youth leader under 18? Have a parent and/or guardian fill out the waiver attached to the form.
Step 2: Join Groups
Groups give you access to team-specific communications.
Click “Request” then submit the form for the Organizers Hub Group
Log in to your google account. Click on “Ask to join the group” and submit the form for the Organizers Google Group
Each circle has its own google group (for example,
firstname.lastname@example.org). Ask your circle’s lead and/or secretary role holder to add you to your circle’s google group. If they don’t know how to do it, they can follow these directions on how to add people to a google group
Step 3: Adjust Notifications
Choose your Slack channels. If you’d like to read fewer messages in Slack, you can mute channels or leave channels. The only one you must be in is
#_announcementsand your circle-specific channels because you’ll want to know those!
Download the Slack app (if you want!). If you want to work off your mobile device, download Slack for mobile.
Join your circle-specific subcategories. Each circle has a circle-specific subcategory, so you’ll need to add yourself to each one.
- Go to the Team category
- Click on your team’s sub-category
- Choose your notifications preferences for the subcategory by clicking on the
bellicon near the top of the page so that it’s something other than
muted. Screenshot below.
- Repeat the last two steps above for all subcategories you’re interested in.
Step 4: Understand YPC Communication Practices
Step 5: Check-In
Reply to this post with how this onboarding process went or email email@example.com. Tell us what we can do to improve these directions and where you might still need support.
And that’s it! Congratulations again on joining our organizing team.