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  • 1.  Engage

    Posted 03-05-2019 15:22
    ​​Hello,

    I wanted to ask a question to the greater ASMC community to see if other chapters are being effected. My understanding is 'Engage' took the place of the chapter websites which used to be available. The issue our chapter has is 'Engage' can only be accessed by ASMC members. We have a lot of information and things we would like to post and make available to those on base that may not be ASMC members. We have also used a 'Sharepoint' site to get around this, however 'Sharepoint' also has its limitations since you have to be a government employee to access 'Sharepoint'. Where we are most impacted is in the area of our chapter scholarship. We used to post information, applications, and other resources about the scholarship on the chapter website. Obviously high school students are not ASMC members or Government employees. So we are struggling with finding a central place to post chapter scholarship information that is available to non-ASMC members and non-government employees. Has anyone else experienced the same issue, if so have you come up with a good work around?

    Thank you,

    Jeremy Miller
    Aviation Chapter President

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    Jeremy Miller
    Aviation Chapter President
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  • 2.  RE: Engage

    Posted 03-05-2019 15:33
    Hi Jeremy! Thanks for your question. Engage was not designed to take place of your chapter website. We know that several chapters still use their own websites to communicate public information - award nominations and sponsorship opportunities, for example. Does your chapter maintain a website outside of Sharepoint now? Many of our chapters have made strong use of social media in lieu of a public-facing website. If you do not have a site outside of your Sharepoint, I would suggest creating social media accounts for your Chapter to share information beyond your chapter members.

    Additionally, ASMC will be developing chapter microsites for those chapters that do not have websites. We will begin development this year and are hoping to test them after PDI 2019. These microsites will be built off the Engage/Higher Logic platform but will be public-facing to allow Chapters to post information such as you have noted above.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and we can discuss it further!

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    Kathryn Bradford
    Alexandria VA
    grandstaff@asmconline.org
    ASMC HQ
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  • 3.  RE: Engage

    Posted 03-05-2019 16:13
    Thank you for the quick response. Our chapter does not currently have our own website. We have looked into hosting our own site, but didn't want to duplicate the effort if there was a solution or option available from National. We have been trying to utilize social media as much as we can. It was just a nice benefit back when each chapter had their own national sponsored website. ​We are excited to see how the microsite implementation works.

    Thank you!

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    Jeremy Miller
    Tipp City OH
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