Welcome to the new BBCA website! BBCA has migrated to a new web platform as of 25 February 2020. Our new web platform has a more modern look and feel. It will help the BBCA operate more effectively. And will also provide new features and functionalities for our members.
The project was lead by volunteer Chris Dalton. He said: "I became part of the BBCA because I was looking to give something back after retiring early from my career due to family issues. I initially volunteered at the Wednesday Club to help some more elderly English speaking retirees living around Brussels to attend a bi-weekly social event. The Wednesday Club is closely linked to the BBCA - so I was invited to join the BBCA committee, which I did with pleasure."
"What I found was a group of people totally committed to improving the lives of people who may be struggling. In our case focused on the English speaking community around Brussels."
He went on: " I also found people working long hours to manage the organisation, and working with old systems which made that job even tougher. So the new website project was really a great example of what the BBCA is all about."
"Volunteers working together to achieve benefits that could not be done on a commercial basis - making the world a better place."
The new website was built using Membership Software from a company called Wild Apricot. It's modern cloud-based software designed to enable organisations to communicate better with their communities and to improve the quality of service they can provide to members.
Chris went on: "Yes its great software. With great features that allows the BBCA to publish news and manage events, share important information and allow members to communicate better. It also automates the process of people joining and renewing their memberships."
"More importantly, the new platform will make us more organised and freeing up volunteers to spend more time on helping people and developing the work we do for them. It will allow us to focus on developing our membership rather than on the administration of membership," he concludes.
The BBCA committee thank Chris for his work and hope that you (the members) like the new site . Tell us what you think and how we can improve the site further.