A Reminder: Record Your Recollections
Members are urged to continue to contribute to LAFF’s Recollections Project, a gathering of individual reminiscences designed “to contribute to the institutional memory of the Ford Foundation and to help us get to know each other better.”
In a quick and simple process, using prompts on LAFF’s website, members make recordings that become part of a broader effort to link their experiences and insights to the Ford Foundation’s history and, as such, will be stored in Ford’s archival collection at the Rockefeller Archive Center.
The project is a collaboration with Memria, a story-telling platform used by corporations, educational institutions and non-governmental organizations.
It’s a simple process, using buttons on LAFF’s website that take the member to the Memria site.
At the upper right corner of LAFF’s home page is a button for “Recollections Project”, where there are two options: “Record Your Story Here” to make a recording and “Listen to Stories Here” to hear what others have said.
Clear instructions are provided throughout the process for making a recording, while assistance is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The first step when clicking on the “Record” button is to set up an account, the second is to make the recording and, if the user chooses, upload photos. And that’s it.
The recording takes only about 10 minutes, with story-telling “prompts” to get the process started. For example, the member is asked to provide basic information, including name and when and where he or she worked at the Foundation; a memory about working there; comments about an influential person, and any other reflection or experience that can be shared.