G-Suite for the Multnomah County MGs

Over the course of the last year, our chapter has been working to test and adopt a new system for doing work collaboratively online: Google’s G-Suite.

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This system is Google's suite of services like the ones you might be used to if you have a GMail address, or if your company uses G-Suite, but specifically for the chapter. 

This project is intended to set the chapter up to meet the changing needs of members across the next decade and beyond, as members join who are increasingly accustomed to working, collaborating, and communicating in online spaces.  

And we're taking our time, phasing in this system over the course of a couple of years, so MGs will have time to get used to using it.  

One of the most obvious early steps you might have noticed is to slowly replace a collection of separate GMail addresses with new ones within our chapter's domain: multnomahmastergardeners.org

Chapter officers and other users can be reached at email addresses at our domain instead of google's domain. For example: 

president@multnomahmastergardeners.org

vicepresident@multnomahmastergardeners.org

treasurer@multnomahmastergardeners.org

secretary@multnomahmastergardeners.org

The chapter will also have a single repository where we can archive and share official documents, including our bylaws, chapter minutes, policies, procedures, budgets and other information about how the chapter runs.  

The chapter's officers and many of the chairs of standing committees are already using this system to communicate, share and archive chapter information, and collaborate on projects and files. 

We're excited to share this project with you.

You can participate in a few ways:

1. Read about our plan

- Presentation to the Board August 2018: ttps://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11IUOFkEApMtf1o3jSU0MVy0PhtMZNBlpoyAQhh0wQZ8/edit#slide=id.p

- G-Suite Implementation Plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ftxVKDtD8EC3kmmobrAdh4tEmLFMNNZx-RU-3TWKqjU/edit

2. Request your own personal Multnomah County Master Gardeners email account

Just fill out this form to ask one of our MG admins to set up your very own email account at multnomahmastergardeners.org

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LmdjXZhU0fd8rKj5pRQa-5ARYEQfiO6xHjEG5tsOqkk/

 3. Learn More about G-Suite and get started using it: https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/#!/

4. Ask more questions!

 If you have any questions about using G-Suite, please email dave.owen@multnomahmastergardeners.org

NOTE: This article is the first in a series about our G-Suite project. The next one will answer some important MG questions about how we're using G-suite. We will also update you on our progress!