One of the challenges confronting a community organization like GFCA in the midst of a pandemic, where social distancing and quarantining rules prevent the usual interaction of its membership and the community-at-large, is how to engage and maintain an effective line of communication. GFCA, like most organizations, was suddenly faced with the prospect of cancelling its regular in-person meetings and radically changing the way it conducts its business this past March.
GFCA leadership responded to the challenge by immediately investigating the options for effective alternative methods of communications to serve both its internal and external communications needs. GFCA selected ZOOM for its meeting and conferencing requirements. Several meetings have been held over Zoom including the April GFCA Board meeting, and going forward, GFCA expects to sponsor GFCA-wide webinars on important topics in the broad cross-section of issues affecting the community of Great Falls.
In addition, GFCA is also examining other technology upgrades to enhance internal board functioning, such as document collaboration, storage, and access in the face of our “new normal”, with an eventual eye toward building on the quality and timeliness of information GFCA can share with its members. In this regard, GFCA is searching for volunteers and members with proficiency in SharePoint, Salesforce, and web design who would be willing to lend their expertise to the GFCA Communications Committee as it works through technology options.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: Peter Falcone, Co-Chair GFCA Communications Committee; Communications@GFCA.org