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.
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, email@example.com). 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
Slack 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 #_announcements and 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.
Hub Join your circle-specific subcategories. Each circle has a circle-specific subcategory, so you’ll need to add yourself to each one.
We can try making this process simple by have one workspace because right now we’re using slack, hub and google groups which in my opinion is a little scattered and inconvenient for everyone to keep track of activity on all three on them. An alternative which can be used is Notion and recently many start ups and non profit are shifting to Notion for the same. Check this out for a better understanding: How We Use Notion As a Startup
I’m very familiar with Notion but the following concern me
It costs money and this cost increases per user. Notion decided to give free access to organizations during COVID-19, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll continue it. Discourse is completely free for unlimited users for all time.
Notion is closed source while Discourse is open-source. Open-source work is more in line with our values of building in public and being co-creative.
What Notion does do really well is that they allow for creating databases. I would love to move our workflows from Google Sheets to Notion, but again, see my concerns about Notion above.
What need do you see Notion filling that is currently missing? Would you be interested in collaborating on improving our current systems?
I totally agree with you, Your concerns about notion are significant and I would love to work on our organizational structure but I think I need time to evaluate and study what all is available and how we can improve our system. I’ll also keep in mind your concerns while looking for alternatives.