Features of the AFGE Microsites:
AFGE's Affiliate Microsite Program allows us to setup websites with AFGE Affiliates (Locals, Districts and Councils). Some of the basic features of the Microsites include the ability to host password protected content for AFGE members only, upload images/documents, provide important contact info for your local members and much more.
There is no need for coding or previous web design knowledge, but someone who is familiar with Microsoft Office and email or social media will have the greatest success. Training and setup will be handled by the Communications Department.
The Affiliate Microsites are cost free except for those locals who prefer a custom website address, which will cost around $14 a year to have a custom website name (i.e. afgelocal1234.org, the default address will be afge.org/local1234).
Setup Process Overview:
Setting up a Facebook page if you don't have one already is a good way to connect with AFGE members at your until the website is ready. When the website is ready you can send posts on Facebook telling people to check out a particular article or page on your website.
Here is a how to video for setting up a Facebook page for your local, council or district: http://screencast.com/t/QxCkVRNaLN.
If you’d like to set up an email newsletter, we recommend using MailChimp—a simple newsletter platform that is free for up to 2,000 email addresses. Training on email newsletters is available through the communications department. Call 202-639-6419 to set up a training.
If you’d like to create a print newsletter for your local, you can find a sample layout here. The communications team at the AFGE National office is available to help you create a personalized graphic for your local.
If you're curious about setting up email for it can be done through the domain name and Office 365. More information can be found below:
Essentials doesn't have Office licensing and costs less (around $6 per user per month)
Premium has Office licensing and costs more (around $16 per user per month)
For all other questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org