The Foundation's Alerts List Server
The Foundation maintains a List Server that sends out automated
alerts messages with important information concerning activities taking
place at the Foundation. To submit a request to be included in our
Alerts List, please complete and submit one of the web forms
New Alerts List up and running - here are some features of our
new Mailman© List Server:
- Many of the list features can be accessed via the web. Click on
this link to view the
General Information web page for the
list (use your BACK button to return to this page).
- This is an Alerts List. As such, most subscribers will not be able
to post messages directly to the list. Our new List Server program
will allow certain list members to upgrade their subscription to
to post to list” status. These upgrades will be made on a
“case by case”
basis. Click on the CONTACT button above to send a request to the
Foundation for a subscription upgrade (please state your reason for
requesting the upgrade).
- List members will be able to view the subscription list. List
members will receive a password as a part of the subscription process
(and monthly password reminders). List members will have to use their
password in order to gain access to the subscription list.
- Mailman© has a number of sophisticated bounce
detectors. Bounce detection means that if your email server is a bit
“quirky” (e.g., is prone to down time) then your Alerts Message will
still get through. Bounce detection also means that an email address
that is no longer working will be automatically removed from the list.
- Mailman© has an archive feature. Current list
subscribers will be able to access the list archives using their
password. You can gain access to the list archive via the
General Information web page.
- You can send a request to join our Alerts List by clicking on this
link to the
General Information web page. Once the
List Server receives your request, you will receive a confirmation
email from the List Master. All requests must be approved by the List
An Alerts message is
usually sent out around the 15th of each month. Occasionally more than one
Alerts message may be sent during the month. A monthly message is sent out
with a password reminder.
When you receive your
confirmation from the List Master, you will also receive basic instructions
on how to use the Alerts List. Please note that because this is an Alerts
List, you will not be able to post messages to other list users unless you
receive prior approval from the Foundation.
Q - Why should we join the
A - On occasion, the
Foundation board will approve scholarships or other in-kind grants that must
be applied for within a limited timeframe (usually two or three weeks). The
Foundation uses the Alerts List to announce these grants. Subscribing to the
Alerts List will allow your organization to receive announcements concerning
these time-sensitive grants.
Q - Is my Alerts List
password the same as my password for Share 360?
A - No, the two passwords are
not related. You can (if you wish) change your Alerts List password to match
your Share 360 password using the web-based
Alerts List user interface.