Information Technology 2013-07-14 AZ Water Summer Board Retreat
Information Technology Committee Patrick Goodfellow – Chair Jacqueline Shaw – Board Liason Debbie Muse Brandy Kelso Patty Kennedy Jesse Black – Task Force Liason William Kenning – Wastewater Treatment Liason
History • 2007 - Rebranding / New Web Page Development • Design 44 • 2008 – Strategic Plan • Committee Input into Webpage • 2009 – AZWater.org • Many new features • Online Event Registration • Member Database • Multiple User Login • Committee Login
History 2012 – Added ability to generate new events internally 2013 – Strategic Plan
Information Technology Committee • Support Webpage • Committee Pages • Event Creation • Interface with web developer (Spark) • Additional Resources: • Constant Contact • GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar
Current Web Site Features Event Calendar Photo Galleries Job Bank Private members/committee area with download capabilities Member Database and Directory Call for papers Donate tool with Auth.net integration Form creator with Auth.netintegration Poll creator Forum Newsletter signup
Social Media Facebook Twitter Linked-in
Survey • How often do you update your committee page • (Don’t Have one) • Daily • Weekly • Quarterly
Survey (cont) • What website content do you use most? • Calendar • Committee Page • Event Registration • Resources (information) • Meetings Schedule • Database
Survey (cont) • What limits you from using the website more often? • Not Current/Accurate • Not user-friendly, difficult to navigate • Irrelevant Information • Not Enough time • I spend too much time on the computer already • I don’t see the benefit of using the website • Other
Survey (cont) • As a committee chair, what additional tools do you need to be more successful? • Training • Form Development permissions • Ability to add/edit events and registration forms • Calendar access • Improved graphics/photos/formats • Access to database/statistics
Survey (cont) • What is your perception of the importance of investing in website improvements? • Critical for continued operations, cannot continue without improvements • Necessary, but can plan for and stage improvements over time. • Somewhat important, improvements would be nice, but we can get by with what we have • Not important, we do fine with what we currently have.
Survey (cont) • As an AZ Water member • ($) Work with current website to improve functionality • ($$) Work with alternative provider to restructure current website • ($$$) Scrap current website and start fresh • ($$$$) Invest in part-time paid staff dedicated to technology and social media
Survey (cont) • What is the number one improvement we can make to the website to make your job as a committee chair easier?
Survey (cont) • Do you believe that the investments and improvements you identified throughout the survey above will help you be more effective, increase participation in the association, and increase website traffic? • Yes • No
Survey (cont) • Are you willing to join the IT committee or become a AZ Water website Super User?
Updates • Look & Feel • Mobile Browsing • Membership / Committee Services Login • Committee Page Editor • Improved functionality for committees • Online Commerce • Staff member
Updates • Select Updated Technology Platform • WordPress • Sharepoint • Reprogram site $12,000 - $15,000 • Refresh website $5,000