Meeting 02

Created over 8 years ago by Thomas Ochman
Harrow Voluntary Services Center (meeting 2)

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Voluntary Action Harrow (Rachel, Sarah)

Angela approved summary from last week
Maybe 1000 contact details

Rachel 900 charity contact details
Also log meetings in spreadsheets
Also CRB database contact details - selective access permissions
Lots of little event spreadsheets - created separately

Possible approaches
1. Spreadsheets - tweaking existing spreadsheet layout
2. Ms access
3. Lasa
4. SalesForce, Zoho, SugarCRM
5. Cloud solution, e.g. RubyOnRails

Agreement to have weekly meetings - to develop user stories

Rachel has idea for public website that collects together data about charities for public consumption - it’s difficult to keep databases of charity information - screen scraping can be unreliable - Sam wonders if there are APIs for that data

Action items for Sam
- dummy spreadsheet in both excel and google

Action items for Angela
- rough estimates of spreadsheets

Example User story titles
1. Mail shot on conference
2. Mail shot for training events, fund-raising events
3. Mail shot newsletter
4. Update user details
5. Adding a new person - person might phone, or email, or send letter

Also have need for different email types for different groups.  Mail shots include both physical mail/post and emails

Want to flesh out user stories about into multiple steps.  

VAH is paying for SurveyMonkey
- found it difficult to print results from Google Forms
- SurveyMonkey easier to use than Google Forms
- SurveyMonkey very easy for non-technical users

VAH is also using the free MailChimp service
- separate list of emails - tracks replies

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