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The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations

Connection Cafe

This is especially true for community foundations.  Above all, remember that you have a truly awesome job: helping make your community better. 

3 Ways Community Foundations Can Become the Donor’s Choice

Connection Cafe

So, how does your community foundation become the donor’s choice? As a community foundation, you can offer expertise and advice. Trust.

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Community Managers in Scientific Communities


Aligning community management with workplace culture from WorkXO. Culture That Works From the Trenches Open Community

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23


Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Featured From the Trenches Open Community Potluckphoto credit ).

Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Connection Cafe

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all speak the same giving, measurement and outcomes language? Chances are, they wouldn’t.

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Online Communities:  Are Best Practices Still Best Practices? Communities, trust and The Tipping Point. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.

What do you think about your community platform?


But where do community managers go when they’re getting ready to spend $10,000 or more per year for on-domain community software?

Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement.

Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

Connection Cafe

If we are going to engage communities of color in fundraising , either as donors or as fundraisers, we have to understand cultural context.

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The State of Community Management 2014


From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities. Report: State of Community Management.

The State of Community Management 2015


The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!! Operations: Community advocacy programs are more than just a checkbox.

In Defense of Community Managers

Amy Sample Ward

There are definitely times when community building and even campaigning or organizing feels just like that! But, operating as a community organizer or manager is such a filling and critical role for programs, platforms and even campaigns to be successful that the idea of herding cats turns into searching youtube for cutest kitten videos.

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Calling all online community managers!


Guest post by Ted McEnroe, The Community Roundtable. Maddie, I should note, is a great champion for our nonprofit and community members.).

Would you join a Community Manager Association?


So money isn’t the issue; it’s the value that associations place on the discipline of community management…which, at present, stands at about…not much.

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities


And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

Membership as Living Community


The factors that contribute to success are equally applicable to virtual and professional communities. And why wouldn’t it?

Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?


But those of us who are older and running things inside associations (including our online communities) have always tried to build things that last.

NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course


You don’t need a deep dive into the finer points community management. You’re busy, take the course on your own schedule! Going live. Last Name.

Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple


This post originally appeared on  Online Community Results. Let’s look at a few key parts of the community. 1. YES, SERIOUSLY!

Should your online community be open or closed?


This post originally appeared on  Online Community Results. Open spaces have the power to attract users and draw them deeper into the community.

Want to know how much Community Managers are paid?


The Community Roundtable’s Community Careers and Compensation Report 2015 is out! Key finding #4: Communities are everywhere.

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers


This post originally appeared on  Online Community Results. For example, maybe the community supports their volunteer activity. Potluck

Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support Guest Post. by Dorie Wallace Vice President, Customer Support, Blackbaud. Guest Post

Starting an Association Online Community? Five Tips for Building a Strong Foundation


This post originally appeared on the  Online Community Results blog. What community managers? Hmmmmmm. Let’s get real here.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. So, organizations need to let the community drive. What is a movement?

5 Assumptions Every Community Manager Should Make Daily

Amy Sample Ward

When it comes to managing or building communities, online or on the ground, the work can seem overwhelming and sometimes even never-ending.

Online Community Manager Job Description


Here’s the best job description we’ve come across so far, courtesy of our friend Ben Martin at Online Community Results.

Come for the content, stay for the community


Came across two slides decks on the same day that I thought were unexpectedly about the same thing – loyalty and community.

Are you a community manager?


Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). REGISTER HERE.

YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD


Next Monday, January 26 is Community Manager Appreciation Day! Community is what we all do, and we’re passionate about it. 6pm – 8pm.

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention


Suppose you’re not obsessed with online communities like I am–you might wonder how online community can help increase member retention.

50 State VOAD Community


This is the 20th annual conference, and befitting the theme, Mountains to Sea , VisionLink is proud to release its 50 State VOAD Community project. Pleased to report that Ray, Rene, Joanne, and I are attending the annual conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) here in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. W.

Online Communities Depend on Online Volunteers


The Internet is a volunteer-rich environment on a global scale, and nowhere is this more evident than in its online communities. These online communities are mostly started by one or two highly motivated individuals and operate on the principle of exchange. community Community nptech nten Volunteers Susan Ellis.

The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community


———————— I know you may be thinking “Why do I need to read about the case for building a community?

Working to build scientific communities? Please take the AAAS State of Scientific Community Management Survey


If you’re working to build communities within a professional association or other scientific setting, please do take a look. photo credit ).

Community Management Cheat Sheet


Click to enlarge. Via Mike Schwede. BONUS: Here’s our version, this one created for ASCE and shared with permission. Potluck

How to Get Engagement From Your Community


Featured Humanize Open Community I know, I know. This is not quite what you expected when you clicked on this post title.

Community Leadership and Volunteering: A Gateway to Happiness


Volunteering your time serves an important function in your community. So, you want to help better the world around you through volunteering?

Are you strangling your community?


Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts. physically winced.

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

I had a lot of fun yesterday giving a webinar for the Nonprofit Webinar series ; it was a whole hour discussing community engagement! Reporting.