- How much does it cost?
- I'm not very techy - can I still use the cloud?
- Are there examples you can share of meetings using the Cloud?
- I have a web address already registered for my meeting, can I still use it?
- Can I just move our entire website to the Quaker Cloud?
- Will the Quaker Cloud include a listserv?
- Do you use Dreamweaver? Wordpress? Drupal? Some other system?
- How will the Quaker Cloud connect with social media tools like Facebook and Twitter?
- What about privacy and security?
- Who is providing support for the Quaker Cloud? Has it been outsourced?
- What limits are there on my account? How much storage, how many users, administrators, page-views can we have?
- Can I upload a custom theme, or modify the template?
- What will the meeting directory tool include...?
- Does the Quaker Cloud use a responsive design that resizes for mobile devices?
- I don't see my question...
Meetings with less than 50 members and attenders
Meetings with 50 or more members and attenders
Starts at $60
|Yearly meetings and other Quaker groups||Contact FGC to talk about your specific needs|
The setup fee for Quarterly Meetings will be determined by FGC based upon an assessment of the complexity and setup needs for the Quarterly Meeting.
In identifying which size meeting you would be for this pricing model, members are anyone your meeting recognizes as a member and attenders are people who regularly attend worship but are not members. We know this will be a fuzzy number; it will be no less than your total number of members.
Annual payments can be by check or credit card; monthly payments must be by credit cart.
The Quaker Cloud is built for average people to use and administer; you don't have to be a geek, you don't have to write code. If you are comfortable filling out a form online, you can update your meeting's website. If you know HTML and really want to write code, there's space for that as well.
These websites are under construction, though these meetings have agreed to share their work thus far.
Durham Friends Meeting in Durham, NC
Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting in Philadelphia, PA
Clear Creek Friends Meeting, Richmond, IN
Stillwater Friends Meeting, Stillwater, OK
Yes, you can set that web address to redirect visitors to your meeting on the Quaker Cloud. This is a change you will need to make with the company who is providing the web address to you. FGC will have documents to help you through this in the future.
Yes and no. We have found that there is an easy home for almost all the content that meetings typically have on their websites in the Quaker Cloud, but the site structure is likely to be different, which will mean you will need to move your content page by page. This becomes a good opportunity to conduct a content review and verify everything you have on the web is current and accurate.
At launch it won't. We are considering our options in this area, as it is a very common request. One possibility would be to build an integration with www.verticalresponse.com or a related service provider. We have heard from many Friends that this is a high priority and it will be high on our list for future development.
The cloud allows for you to easily create links from your meeting's homepage to your meeting's presence on Facebook and Twitter.
The Quaker Cloud is built with security and privacy in mind and we are confident that storing your data in the Quaker Cloud is dramatically more secure than storing your data on the personal computer of one of your members and distributing that data via email.
With everything you post to the Quaker Cloud, you can decide if it is private (accessible only to members/attenders of your meeting), accessible to Quakers who are using the Cloud, or accessible to the world. Content set to private is accessible only to your Meeting and to FGC Cloud staff; no one else, including FGC fundraising staff, can view it. Behind the scenes, we have taken a wide variety of steps to properly secure the server. If you have questions on what specific measures we have taken, there are lots of the techy details here.
The support staff for the Quaker Cloud are all FGC employees. The primary support is provided by the Communications and Cloud Support Associate, Erin Mullaney. Second-tier support is provided by FGC Communications and Web Manager Chris Pifer, who is also the primary system administrator for the Quaker Cloud.
What limits are there on my account? How much storage, how many users, administrators, page-views can we have?
You can have unlimited storage, an unlimited number of users, administrators, page views, etc. You are limited to a maximum upload size of 3Mb per file, but you can upload as many 3Mb (or smaller) files as you like.
At the moment we don't support custom themes. This is something we may offer in the future if there is a strong demand. Within the body of any page, you can insert almost any HTML tag or inline style you would like.
We will be launching the Meeting Directory tool near the end of the summer, so we are still establishing the specifics. There are two features at the core of the meeting directory tool that we are clear that it will include:
- Members and attenders will be able to log in, update their own information, and look up information for others in their meeting
- A directory editor will be able to export the current directory information to prepare a printed directory
At this point it does not, but this is a feature that is a high priority for FGC to add at some point in the future.