Dearest PulseWire Advisory Council Members,
I know that it has been several months since I called on you. The PulseWire community has been surging with new members sharing their voices and stories with the world as the Voices of Our Future application process wrapped up its final assignments last week. It is exciting to look through the applicants and image the next class of correspondents who will take this powerful journey and lead our community through their reporting and excitement for global collaboration and change!
Looking at the faces in this council, there are several Voices of Our Future graduates who have gone on to do great things to lead women worldwide, who have continued to stay active on PulseWire, and serve on this council. These women I speak of are Busayo, Dando, Dr. Edonna, Gifty, Halima, Jackie, Khushbu, Anjana, Malayapinas, Lindy, Nusrat, Olutosin and Sunita.
And our other council members, who are equal leaders in holding up the community with your strength, voice and support of each other as we walk together in the world and lift women's voices from the ground up.
I call upon you today for several reasons.
First: Our Community Board Member and PulseWire Advisory Council leader, Halima Rahman, will be attending her second World Pulse board meeting next week. She continues to represent the voice of the PulseWire community at the boardroom table, and I ask that you bring your voices forward this week so that she has your wisdom, support and strength behind her for the meeting. I encourage you to post a journal in this group, leave a comment, or send Halima a private message to express your wishes, needs or ideas for the direction and growth of World Pulse.
Second:Next week we will be sending out a community-wide PulseWire survey to learn more about our community and in which ways we can better serve our members. One of these questions is focused on PulseWire from a technology viewpoint, and in which ways we can develop the site to make it more user friendly, multi-media rich, and truly the center of communication for the women's movement. Some exciting features that we are hoping to implement in the next year include:
- Knowledge Library - resource to access tools and reference materials on specific topics (ex. Fundraising)
- Multimedia Sharing - video and photo sharing feature
- World Pulse mobile interface - allowing for those accessing the Internet via cellphone to connect more easily
- Advanced Search - allowing members to search the Member Directory by different variables (country, area of expertise, etc)
- Voice posting - audio journals that allow members to call-in a journal post
- Hub pages - topic or region specific areas that show all related journals, groups, expert members, etc
What am I missing from the list? What other features are vital for the growth and success of PulseWire? What would make your experience in the community more worthwhile? What new features could create more success stories for you or for other women in the community?
Tell me your ideas, your needs and your dreams for the PulseWire community!
In love, friendship and solidarity, Jade