[NAFEX] Re: fundraising

Heron Breen breen at fedcoseeds.com
Thu Oct 21 15:40:00 EDT 2004



On Thu Oct 21 12:46 , 'Bruce Hansen' <brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net> sent:

>Claude:
>
>You have written quite a bit. Obviously, your issue is close to your heart.
>Now, if all 200 folk on the list-serv are 'active' participants, then why do
>we not have more articles for POMONA? You can e-mail your article to Jackie.
>
>Having been a software designer, I know too many people who are still
>uncomfortable behind the keyboard. Many of these folk are the most
>interesting.
>
>Bruce
>PS I still thing the CD is a good initial step
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>[nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org','','','')">nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On
Behalf Of Claude Sweet
>Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 1:24 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Re: fundraising
>
>
>It is interesting to sit back and watch how quickly several people have
>volunteered assistance and the support for POMONA being archived on
>CDs.  This could not have happened as quickly or as inexpensively using
>the mail or telephone to exchange ideas.
>
>Please tell me why it is acceptable to archive the publication on a CD,
>but not to initially distribute the issues electronically?
>
>I  doubt that members of this eforum would have any difficulty in
>accepting  electronic distribution of POMONA; however,  such a
>transition will  result in strong resistance to both the change in
>distributing publications and an increase in NAFEX dues.  I base this on
>my assumption that there are relative few NAFEX members participating on
>this forum.  I also believe this forum has proven to be a very valuable
>tool. perhaps even more valuable than POMONA.  This forum is available
>24/7/52 while the hard copy format requires time to prepare and
>distribute each of its 4 issues. Thus POMONA is unable to quickly
>respond to issues in a timely basis.  This is a basic difference that
>may appeal to a specific grower profile.  Understanding the needs of the
>target audience is critical to expanding and maintaining the base on any
>organization.
>
>Memberships with a traditional printed publication tend to have
>relatively few people doing all the work.  An electronic forum, by its
>very nature, tends to attract people who are participants.  An
>electronic network is much less expensive to fund, but requires a higher
>level of computer skills of its volunteers.  Luckily there is affordable
>off the shelf software to create web sites and PDF files.
>
>Any current version of word processing software should include a
>built-in feature to save as doc, PDF, or http files.  Anyone who is a
>teacher can purchase a full version of Adobe Acrobat for a much
>discounted educational price.
>
>I assume that each POMONA issue is generated using word processing
>software.  If the publication goes electronically, I would suggest using
>desktop publishing software to produce a professional 8x11 magazine format.
>
>There are several electronic horticultural publications that are
>currently being distributed. Bob Cannon b.cannon at worldnet.att.net> is
>producing a relative new publication on tropical fruit.
>
>The fourth issue of the new electronic format magazine Tropical
>Visions has been posted. There are feature stories on mangos and tools.
>
>Check it at:
>http://www.quisqualis.com/tvCover04.html
>
>Readers are welcome to send comments and material for publication.
>Links to Vol. 1 No. 1, 2 & 3 of Tropical Visions are posted at:
>http://www.quisqualis.com
>
>
>Fran Gustman  edits Hort Resources.  It is a well produced publication
>that is electronically distributed.
>
>Fran Gustman,  fgustman at juno.com fgustman at juno.com','','','')">fgustman at juno.com>
>> > Boston, MA, Zone 6
>> > Editor, HortResources Newsletter, www.hortresources.org
>> > http://www.hortresources.org/>
>
>Claude Sweet
>San Diego, CA
>
>>
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