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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.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage?

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.

Community Managers in Scientific Communities

SocialFish

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

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

We were part of an email thread with a small group of individuals offered input on community management systems and facilitator recruiting resources.

Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users.

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.

The State of Community Management 2014

SocialFish

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

How Good Is Your Community Management?

SocialFish

Then you can use that information to make the case for things like additional funding or staffing, or to help you demonstrate your community’s value.

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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.

What do you think about your community platform?

SocialFish

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

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The State of Community Management 2015

SocialFish

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.

Calling all online community managers!

SocialFish

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

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?

SocialFish

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.

Membership as Living Community

SocialFish

I think this is why virtual communities resonated with me, in spite of my non-technical background. And why wouldn’t it?

NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management. Going live.

Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.

Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple

SocialFish

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

Should your online community be open or closed?

SocialFish

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

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Want to know how much Community Managers are paid?

SocialFish

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

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. 1) Managing a community takes more time than you think. photo credit ).

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

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Online Community Results blog. 2 – BUILD A COMMUNITY FROM AN EXISTING BOND. Hmmmmmm.

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?

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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

SocialFish

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

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Come for the content, stay for the community

SocialFish

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?

SocialFish

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

SocialFish

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

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Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

SocialFish

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

VisionLink

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

NTEN

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.

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The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community

SocialFish

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

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Community Management Cheat Sheet

SocialFish

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

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

SocialFish

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

How to Get Engagement From Your Community

SocialFish

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

Are you strangling your community?

SocialFish

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