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To communicate effectively with remote entities, The Ford Family Foundation has multiple videoconferencing solutions. Please contact us for guidance on which solution will work best.

General guidelines

High-speed Internet connectivity is required. Satellite internet connectivity will not work. To test your Internet speed, go to and click on "Begin Test."

If possible:

  • Use a LAN cable connection. Do not use wireless Internet connectivity; it will decrease quality.
  • Use a headset, with or without microphone, to enhance audio quality.
  • Have a speakerphone nearby in case needed to improve audio quality.
  • Turn your computer on at least 30 minutes before the meeting to ensure all updates and virus scans have been completed to ensure maximum processing power.
  • Close all applications (especially email clients) except the application you are using to videoconference.


We use Skype for informal one-on-one meetings. Contact The Ford Family Foundation to share your Skype username. Skype usernames for The Ford Family Foundation:

Skype username for Roseburg Office:
Skype username for Scholarship Office:


We use Webex when we need to view and collaborate on documents such as presentations.

The Ford Family Foundation Webex Portal:

You will need to click "Join" and enter your name, email address and meeting password, which you should have received by email. If not, call (541) 957-5574, and our staff will assist you. You might be required to install the Webex plug-in. Follow the directions and install all the components.

High-Quality Videoconferencing

We use a Radvision H.323-compatible Room System for high-quality videoconferencing with multi-site capability between videoconference units (such as Tandberg and Polycom). We have both audio/videoconferencing-bridging capabilities with desktop-integration capabilities.

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