This email and its corresponding website anthroposophybayarea.org has been providing information about anthroposophical institutions and activities in California for several decades, mostly due to the work of one person who now needs to move on to other tasks. We need some volunteers to keep this service going. It doesn’t take a lot of time or expertise, and you can help out from the comfort of your own home.
Anthroposophybayarea.org is a WordPress website, and WordPress makes it fairly easy to log into the website dashboard to upload new posts. Then, a magical email plugin sends an email out once a week (Wednesday nights) when there are new posts. So simple! The WordPress site manages all of the email list add-ins and opt-outs and email formatting.
We need some volunteers who are willing to receive email with requests to post information to the email list/website, and then to transfer event information and pictures into the website as a new “post.” Organizations who regularly put on events are able to sign up as users to post their own events.
We could also use a volunteer who is willing to check out and update all the information on the website regarding California anthroposophical institutions, schools, groups, etc. This would mean checking links to see if they work and if addresses are current, and email some groups to follow up to make sure they are still meeting and that the information is current.
Ideally, someone would be willing to step forward who could slowly take over full administration of the site. This would mean getting to know WordPress a bit better, logging in periodically to activate the recommended updates, and setting up new users (such as organizations who could add their own posts) with a user account and permissions. There are a lot of ways to learn WordPress available online, and you can also receive help from the old webmaster.
One further volunteer possibility is for someone to check in periodically with the Anthroposophical Society of America regarding new members in California who may want to sign up for the email list. Cross-posting significant events onto the ASA calendar could also be quite helpful.
Please, if you would like to help out in any way, simply email [email protected]. So many people will be grateful, including those who appreciate knowing what’s going on anthroposophically in California!
The website costs several hundred dollars to host annually, which is currently being donated mostly by just one person. We could really use some donations annually to help with the costs. Please consider helping out by sending a check payable to Susan Overhauser to the address at the bottom of the email you received. Thank you so much for your support!