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Doing More with Less: Creating Affordable Chapter Websites & The Sharing Economy Chris Mikaelian, Boston Chapter Nick Traboulay, CFCM, Orange County Chapter Landon Hill, East Tennessee Chapter
Introduction • Chris Mikaelian - Boston Chapter • Manager, MCM Gov’t Contracts at Novartis Vaccines • Manage customer relationship for ~$600M of development contracts with HHS • NCMA Boston IT Committee Chair • Led Boston Chapter website development project through the entire project lifecycle • Nick Traboulay – Orange Co. Chapter • Sr. Global Supply Engineer Lockheed Martin IS&GS • Responsible for IT Procurement at Jet Propulsion Labs • NCMA OC Treasurer 2012-2014 • Landon Hill – East Tennessee Chapter • Contracts Team Leader for DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory • Manage strategic sourcing initiatives and e-commerce/B2B program
Agenda • Overview of the Sharing Economy & Collaboration • How can Chapters embrace sharing • A Case in Point: The Sharing Economy and the NCMA Boston Website Project • Lessons Learned • How can this benefit your Chapter?
Classic Resource Sharing • The practice of a Sharing Economy is not New • Neighborly gestures • Borrowing tools • Sharing fruits and vegetables from your garden • Neighborhood Watch • Shopping / Restaurants • Local Parks
NCMA Resource Sharing Examples • LinkedIn discussions • Training material between chapters • Co-hosted chapter networking events • Donations • Speaker contacts
Crowd Funding • Projects seeking funding from others with similar interests. • 3 million pledgers from 214 countries • $480 million pledged for 19,911 projects • Human powered helicopter • Delorian hovercraft • Oculus Rift recently bought for $2b • Shipping container classroom • Satellites into space “Kickstarter reminds us that people are amazing Ideas are exhilarating and we’re all capable of creating incredible things”
NCMA Boston Website Project • Problem: • SharePoint (SP) sites are confusing and not user friendly • SP sites can be time-intensive for routine updates and training new users every 1 to 2 years • Not reasonable for already busy professionals • Development of a professional looking website can be intimidating and expensive (>$10K) • Not achievable for many chapters • Lack of consistent look feel and content of chapter websites
NCMA Boston Website Project • Solution: • Develop a website that is: • High quality • Content rich • Easy to set up • Easy to maintain • And make it available to any Chapter for a fraction of the design and development cost
Website Project • Content rich website in standardized format • Automated Daily Industry News Feed • Integration of photos from either Chapter or National Flikr Account • Simple WordPress interface to update content • Examples: • NCMA Boston: www.ncmaboston.org • NCMA Orange County: www.ncmaoc.org • NCMA Eastern Tennessee: www.ncmaet.com
NCMA Website Structure • Member Resources • Employment Listings • Chapter Newsletter • Tuition Assistance • Volunteer Application • Articles of Interest • Photo Gallery • Join Our Mailing List • Store • Products • Shopping Cart • Order Status • NCMA Chapter • Chapter Overview • President’s Letter • Board of Directors • Chapter Officers • Chapter Documents • About NCMA* • Benefits of NCMA • Join NCMA • NCMA Fellows • Chapter Meetings • Cancellation Policy • Education • Certifications • March Workshop* • Training • Development • Advancing Professionals • CMLDP • Women’s Forum
Lessons Learned • Shamelessly ‘steal’ content from National and other chapters • Make a group decision on whether to add bios and pictures of Board members • Use a document sharing site like Google Drive so others can work on the content with you • Set firm deadlines during the Chapter-specific content generation phase and stick to them • You can apply contract and project management principles to your website PROJECT!
Backup: Pricing Scenario B: $1,200.00 • Make a copy of the ncmaboston.org site with the e-commerce module. • Host that site under a new name – ex. ncmascranton.org. • Create a custom banner image using an image provided by you. • Provide admin rights to the site back-end so that you can make changes to content and/or create other user accounts. Scenario A: $1,000.00 • Make a copy of the ncmaboston.org site without the e-commerce module. • Host that site under a new name – ex. ncmascranton.org. • Create a custom banner image using an image provided by you to reflect your Chapter's uniqueness. • Provide admin rights to the site back-end so that you can make changes to content and/or create other user accounts. Scenario C: $2,000.00 • Make a copy of the ncmaboston.org site without the e-commerce module. • Host that site under a new name – ex. ncmascranton.org. • Create a custom banner image using an image provided by you. • Replace all chapter specific text (About NCMA Boston, Chapter Meetings, Education (some), Development (some) and Member Resources (some) with content provided by you all at once in MS Word format to the developer such that all he would do afterward would be a quick formatting check/tweak. • Provide admin rights to the site back-end so that you can make changes to content and/or create other user accounts.