The purpose of masonsConnect is to help people with sharing Freemasonry.
What does helping people to share Freemasonry mean? it is about providing content and resources that help people with ideas about how to share Freemasonry. masonsConnect is not a news service, nor does it have a paywall for access to content.
Subscribe for free to access all of the content on masonsConnect.
As a subscriber you will be able to:
- See the list of online meetings, list of facebook pages and other helpful resources.
- Receive regular email updates of new content.
- Get more involved.
Why do I need to become a subscriber?
And why didn't masonsConnect just keep providing the online spreadsheet?
For now we still are and the list will continue to be maintained.
Moving forward contributors will be able to directly update about their upcoming meetings.
It has been awesome to get the feedback that we have had about the online spreadsheet containing lists of online meetings, facebook pages and other useful information. The issue is that only a couple of people were updating the spreadsheet as contributors and we did not have any way of understanding who our audience is. To be sustainable we need to change that.
A quick note on supporting masonsConnect as a contributor. For masonsConnect to be interesting it needs everyones ongoing support and if only a couple of people are directly involved then it is inevitable that their interest will wain and there will be no masonsConnect.
About supporting masonsConnect as a contributor
There are lots of ways that you can help and get involved.
When you get involved you will have the 100% helpful support from the team to learn how to publish content about Freemasonry.
Becoming a contributor is easy and there is an approval process in place to ensure that you cannot publish anything that is not quite right.
Contact [email protected] if you have some ideas that you would like to share to help people with sharing Freemasonry or would like to become a contributor.
About supporting masonsConnect financially
masonsConnect is totally self funded and to be sustainable needs the support of people that are interested in seeing it have a future.
Why didn't masonsConnect go with free services for hosting the website? there are a couple reasons for this, for now without going into a lengthy discussion the main reason is to provide you with the best experience.
In due course we will provide here a transparent breakdown of all costs. What is interesting is that we don't need a lot of paying subscribers, just enough to make it work.
Please feel very welcome to continue to use masonsConnect for free.
Supporting masonsConnect financially is optional.
A very brief history of masonsConnect
masonsConnect was setup by FMV in 90's to help members with learning the internet and back in the day we did talks about how to use the internet to share Freemasonry, how to use email and how to get access to second hand computers. Over time these requirements were met.
It is 2020, why has masonsConnect started up again? We didn't really stop. Like many organisations, masonsConnect operates with a committee structure of president, secretary, treasurer and committee members, and we have continued to meet. With the changes to online meetings this year it became obvious that we needed to be helping once again. So to help with filling a GAP we got to work. These days there are a lot of questions about sharing Lodge stuff online and hopefully what is shared on masonsConnect can help.
Questions about masonsConnect
- Is the content on masonsConnect approved? only as best practice by members.
- Is the content on masonsConnect public? yep, anyone can see and read it.
- Can I help with the masonsConnect project? yes email [email protected] and share how you can help.
What's next for masonsConnect
That is totally up to you. The focus will always be on making it easy to help with sharing Freemasonry.
As quickly as we can masonsConnect will be updating, but remember it takes everyone to make this awesome and the more help that we have the better masonsConnect will be.
Reach out if you have any questions about masonsConnect and thanks for reading along.
From the team at masonsConnect.