I would like to announce the launch of WSCAP’s new website and invite you to visit us at www.wapartnership.org. Communication is key to working together and working successfully toward achieving our goals. Our website is a tool in our toolkit and we have redesigned and updated our look and feel. Additionally, we refreshed the information we provide to the public about poverty in Washington State and the antipoverty efforts of the thirty Community Action Agencies in Washington. We aim to keep you well informed and make it easy to find your local agency and the programs available.
In addition to the public facing portion of our new website, we also are excited about our new robust ‘member’ area that is dedicated to the use by all the members of WSCAP via a ‘Member Sign In’ area on the home page. This portion of the site actually comprises a lion’s share of the capacity of the new site. It is here that the staff and management of all of our agencies will be able to chat with one another, sign up for trainings and meetings, review agendas and meeting minutes, find pertinent information for the work we do, click on links to other beneficial sites, view policies and procedures, see organizational charts, link to all local agency websites, share information, examine best practices, ask real-time questions and receive responses from peers across the state, use as a repository for documentation and much more. This will become increasing robust as we continue to build, configure and refine to meet the desires and needs of our members.
And lastly, a few lines of text to leave you with:
Communication leads to community
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
“What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don't forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.”