Connect with Network leaders on members-only Slack Workspaces most relevant to your role to share updates, get real-time insights, tools, and resources, and get plugged into upcoming opportunities.
Role-Based Slack Channels
- Charter Advocates Slack
- Communications Slack
- Community Organizing Slack
- Educator Policy & Leadership Slack
- Finance & Operations Slack
- Policy & Government Affairs Slack
Making Slack a Trusted Space
Norms for Real-Time, Online Connections
- Embrace candor and keep all conversations off the record. Please do not share any comments or internal resources externally. These spaces are exclusively for PIE Network members and partners.
- Include your full name and organization in your Display Name. You can edit this under “Profile & account.”
For Example: Jen Alexander (PIE Network)
- Make use of the different channels. To make resources easy to find, different channels are dedicated to different topics.
- Practice digital etiquette. Reply directly to a message in a thread instead of creating a new post. Move 1:1 conversations to direct messages.
Top Tips for Maximizing Slack Channels for Real-time, On-demand Insight
- To most easily navigate Slack, we recommend downloading the Slack app to your computer rather than using it on your browser. The mobile app is also easy to navigate when you’re on the go.
- Find out who is in the Slack workspace and specific channels by clicking on the person icon under the name of the channel as shown below. Please include your full name and organization in your Display Name. For example: Jen Alexander (PIE Network)
- PIE Network’s Slack workspaces are confidential to encourage authentic member engagement and candor. That said, we encourage conversations to happen in public channels so that they’re searchable by all members.
- If you have a question, request, or update that you want to ensure other members of the channel see, tag a specific channel (use “@InsertChannel”) and Slack will send an email and desktop notification to all members of the channel.
- If you are replying to someone else and want to make they see it, tag them by name (use “@InsertName”) and Slackwill notify them that you responded.
- To reply to a post and start a thread, hover over the person’s name until a horizontal menu appears, as shown below. Click on the chat bubble icon to begin a thread.
- If after three back and forths with a peer or small group, we recommend moving to Direct Messages (DMs). DMs are private and allow peers to chat 1:1 or in small groups (up to eight people). This can reduce noise in the public channels and allow smaller groups to go deeper on specific issues.
- Like channels, your direct messages are listed in the left sidebar. By default, you’ll see your most recent DMs below the header Direct Messages.
- To begin a DM, click the white compose button in the top left of your sidebar (near the name of the workspace). Type the name of a person (up to eight) in the “To:” field. Click the paper plane icon to send your message.
- When you join Slack, you will automatically receive notifications when:
- You receive a Direct Message (DM).
- Someone mentions you or posts to a channel you’re in.
- Someone replies to a thread you’ve commented on or replied to.