I’ve been looking for a mechanism to allow members to sign up online. I might have found the coolest thing since sliced bread. I went on to ning.com and created our own social networking site. Don’t worry, you don’t have to “work it” so much, unless you really want to. You can set even set your profile to private, but at least I can maintain a list of members and an easy way to contact you.
It acts much like Facebook, but the real key is it creates an online presence for our members—just like the membership page has in the past. It’s just that now I won’t have to work so hard to make it happen.
In the future, when someone wants to be a CCSA member, they simply go to our sign, sign up for a .ning account, and answer the same questions that are in our membership form. If they don’t want a particular piece of information recorded, they don’t have to answer the question or can choose not to show it on their profile.
Just like all the social networks, we can put up pictures, videos and all kinds of stuff to see. If networking is part of why you joined CCSA, this could be the jackpot.
Ryan Michael Galloway