August 14, 2012
When it comes to being tech-savvy, I’d place myself at the “not tech-savvy” end of the spectrum. So, managing a website was the last thing I expected to be doing when I came down to Peru. In speaking to member organizations in the NGO Network over the summer, we consistently found that people wanted a better means of communication. Furthermore, people thought that the best way to do this was to create (or expand on) an online platform. The previous Team Peru group had already created a Ning site to connect network members; our group decided to get to work amping up this site to catalyze communication and information sharing among network members.
I spent a good part of this week giving the site a makeover, if you will, familiarizing myself with the different features, drafting profile questions for new members, and doing general administrative tasks. So when I say that I’m “managing” a website, it’s not like I’ll return to the U.S. an html expert. But it’s a step in that direction! I’m really excited to be behind the scenes on this one and to see how it all comes together (¡ojalá!) to accomplish the goals we’ve set for the NGO Network. ~Nadine Custis