A State Coordinator will oversee the review and acceptance of County Coordinators for the project. Duties and responsibilities of the SC are as follows:
The State Website
- Maintain a state page with links to every county page within the state. The State page must contain the following items:
The words "Saving Graves" and it's logo located at the top of or within the top 1/3 of the main page and all additional state pages.
- The following text must be be displayed on the main state page page
"Saving Graves is dedicated to providing leadership, education and advocacy in preserving and restoring endangered and forgotten cemeteries."
- The contents of each Saving Graves project website will vary depending on the volunteer coordinators knowledge and understanding of the region. The following link categories are required on all project state level websites:
State Cemetery Preservation Law
State Law Enforcement
State Cemetery Index*
Cemetery locating Services*
Statewide Preservation Groups
*In accordance with certain partnership agreements, in several of the above categories the order of the top few links and the size of text will be determined by Saving Graves.
- Where possible postal addresses, phone numbers and internet links should be provided for cemeteries, cemetery associations, cemetery preservation groups, genealogy/historical societies, state offices, etc. that may be listed on your site.
- Each Saving Graves project site must include a return link path to the project sites that they fall under. (For example a county level page would provide the following path - Main Page - State). This is required for ease of site navigation.
- Pages must be maintained and updated *at least* once every one to two months to maintain currency.
- Saving Graves encourages the free expression of the webmaster in choosing appropriate themes, backgrounds and page graphics for their websites. The use of regional and ethnic cemetery photos and images are encouraged. We ask that all websites refrain from using political statements and/or images. The use of inflammatory, derogatory statements made towards any person or groups of people will result in the immediate removal of a project website and project volunteer. We will provide upon request templates that you may use to get started. Or you may use the currently existing state page as a template on your server space.
- You are encouraged to place additional pages of information on your site about cemetery preservation efforts in your state.
- Please keep the links on a Saving Graves site as relevant to the state as possible.
- State Coordinators are requested to answer any state-related e-mail that is sent through their Saving Graves site if the answer is not currently available on their Saving Graves site. Be courteous and respectful when answering mail. Hosts are not just representing themselves and their state, they're also a representative of Saving Graves. You may wish to develop a FAQ page that you can direct visitors to before they contact you.
- From time to time you may receive requests from Saving Graves to add specific items (text or links) to your page.
- Follow the Trademark and Copyright guidelines for the use of the words "Saving Graves"
- Please do not solicit cash or other such donations to support your web page.
County Coordinators Supervisor
- Review and approve requests for County Coordinator positions
- Assist County Coordinators as needed.
- Periodically review County pages for compliance with Saving Graves specifications.
- Assist County Coordinators in promoting Saving Graves.
- Receive and review data from County Coordinators.
- Maintain a state forum or mailing list which all County Coordinators are required to be subscribed to.
Hosting your State Page
- All State websites will reside on the http://www.savinggraves.net/ domain. The exception to this is any State website that existed prior to November 2011. State websites created prior to November 2011 may continue to reside at their current URL. Should the State Coordinator leave the project, the State website will be moved to the Saving Graves domain.
- You will be expected to submit information and links to the national site as needed.
- Media requests should be copied to the Saving Graves Webmaster.
- You will have to subscribe to the State Coordinators Mailing List, and keep up with news, discussions, etc posted there.
- Every State Coordinator will host one county in their state as well. This is the only way to really understand how the project works and will develop.
- Coordinators are *not* expected to do any research for any inquirers from their Saving Graves page. This is a personal decision and should only be tackled if the host desires to do research for an individual.
- Saving Graves pages *cannot* be used to generate clients and/or money outside of advertising sales where permitted by the server host. Saving Graves pages are created for visitors, to help them with cemetery preservation issues for free. If you offer products or services for sale, please promote them on a private & completely separate page. You may link to that page from your Saving Graves page, but that's it. Please take note, that it is also requested that Saving Graves Coordinator status not be used to sell products and services. The Coordinator title is only acceptable when working on behalf of the Saving Graves website in a free and voluntary manner.
At this point you most likely have a few questions that you would like to ask. Please take a few moments to read our Frequently Asked Questions page.