Ongoing Virtual Center Administrative Tasks

This is a Daily / Weekly / Monthly checklist of tasks for maintaining the virtual center. It includes direct links to complete each task and some basic instructions.
  • Any everything below, if there is an issue or question, report it using the Contact Us form.  This will enable us to track issue resolution.
  • Some of these can be managed from an iphone.  For example, each pending event triggers an email from which you can review and publish (approve) an event.

Daily

Manage posted content, applications, and requests

  • EVENTS: Review and Approve Pending Events.
    • Is event relevant to our audience?  Is the content and picture of the listing family-friendly?
    • Is the meta data set correctly?  [Event Type, Audience, BRPC Program]
    • If these are correct or easily correctible by you, correct them and publish.
    • If not, you can contact the author using the User Email listed in the table.
  • POSTS: Review and Approve Pending Posts Manage Posts [BE]
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    • Skip this for now.  We are working out some issues.  I will approve these until they are fixed.
  • DIRECTORY LISTINGS: Review New Directory Listings [Organizations | Services | Faith | Groups | Speakers | Resources]
    • For now, simply review email notifications.  I will set up an online view. 
    • At the moment, these all publish immediately.  Your challenge is to identify major issues.
      • Do they appear to be legitimate?
      • Is the metadata correct?  (What you are really looking for is someone who is abusing categories by clicking a lot of them in order to get mentioned everywhere.)

Twice Weekly

  • FACEBOOK: Check Every Monday and Friday – https://www.facebook.com/groups/308698183171045 for new events to add.
  • PLUGINS:
  • VENDORS:

Weekly

  • FACEBOOK: Check Every Monday and Friday – https://www.facebook.com/groups/308698183171045 for new events to add.
  • PLUGINS:
  • VENDORS:

Monthly

 

Quick Links

Support Functions

Volunteers / Team

Programs & Projects

Web Site / Virtual Center

[Red = Monitor Frequently and Manage Closely]  [Pink = Critical to Manage]


Running Notes

Reza Mae,

I think that we are approaching the go-live time when we start to encourage more submissions.  I would like to set up a daily / weekly / monthly process for monitoring and approving submissions and maintaining the content on the website.

When I say “daily”, I mean most days.  If we skip a day now and then, that’s fine.

For now, I think that it will amount to a very light workload.  I or someone on my time can help to cover this.

  • Can you let me know what days you can generally cover?  In most instances, it will amount to 15 – 60 minutes of work.
  • I can cover other days.  You are always welcome to send me a quick email letting me know when you need coverage.

Overview

  • APPROVAL: To date, we have allowed all events, listings, and posts to go directly to a published state.  From now on, they will be pending review. One of us will have to approve them. That is the most important daily activity.  It should usually be fairly straightforward. We aren’t doing a detailed review.  We are mostly looking for two things:
    • Is someone posting something we don’t want on this site?
    • Have they tagged the categories correctly?
  • ON-LINE CHECKLIST: I have set up a post [link] that has all of the Daily / Weekly / Monthly admin tasks.
    • This list will continue to grow and evolve as we refine the procedures.  Right now, it is a VERY short list.
    • Each time you log in, I would suggest going directly to that link.  In addition to having a checklist, it has built-in links to complete each task.  Feel free to edit it if you see the need.
    • I will likely update this checklist at least weekly during the early going.
  • VCTR INBOX: In most cases, when someone submits and event or post, an email will automatically go to VCtrAdmin@BlueRidgePride.org.  This is a shared inbox that is assigned to you and me.
    • If you haven’t already, you should add it to your email inbox view.  Let me know if you need help doing this.
    • I will usually use this email address instead of RReal@blueridgepride.org.  That way, if you are unavailable, anyone that we give access to the VCtr Inbox can act on it.
    • I created a Closed Folder.  For now, let’s not delete incoming emails.  Move them to Closed when you don’t need them anymore.
    • I created an Open Issues folder.  If you get an email that you don’t feel you can address without my input, just stick in open issues.  I’ll know to check there.
  • TRACKING AND MANAGING ISSUES: As you are working if you note an important issue to resolve or a question, I suggest that you report it using our Feedback Form.  That way, you and I can monitor and review open issues.
    • We can review and manage these issues using this Online View.
    • Note that it has a button to toggle inline editing.  This allows you to edit an entry without having to open it.
    • You are also welcome to email me directly – especially for really simple things that I can answer immediately.

I look forward to working with you on this next phase!  In the short run, the work may be highly variable.  You also may get a lot of test posts from me or the developer.  Simply ignore these. I also welcome your continual advice and feedback.  Please be sure to charge your time for everything you do.  Thank you so much!

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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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