Communication Tools for Committees

Committee Website

Southwest Neighborhoods provides website pages for committees. Committees may designate a content editor. Training is provided. Southwest Neighborhoods staff will update committee websites upon request.

Committee Newsletter

Each committee has a self-subscribing Constant Contact contact list. Committees may designate a volunteer or request staff to send out newsletters, for example meeting reminders and committee updates. 

Committee Event Promotion

Committee events are advertised on the Southwest Neighborhoods website and online calendar, on the city of Portland online calendar and in the SW News newspaper. Southwest Neighborhoods provides additional support such as creation of promotional flyers, event supplies, collection of funds at events and room reservations.

Committee Chair Google Accounts

Committee chair email addresses are published in the SW News newspaper and on committee web pages. Email may be forwarded to the committee chair's personal email address or committee chairs may take ownership of the committee chair Google account.

Committee Google Group

Google Groups facilitate committee communications, collaborations and discussions. A single email address is used to send to all committee members.  Committee group email is archived on the Google Group web page, accessible by committee members.

Committee Google Drive

Committee folders are located on the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Google Drive for storing and sharing documents amongst the committee members. A view-only sub-folder contains the committee's electronic archives managed by Southwest Neighborhoods.

G Suite

Committee chairs have access to more G Suite apps, including Calendar, Hangouts, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites and Keep. Learn more at the online G Suite Learning Center. Contact sharon@swni.org for training.