Tagged community management

White Paper: 5 Questions for Selecting an Online Community Platform by Randy Farmer [Ning]

Earlier this year, I was excited and privileged to work on a collaboration with Community Pioneer F. Randall Farmer to produce an exclusive white paper for Ning – “Five Questions for Selecting an Online Community Platform.” Randy was the brains behind the operation, but I provided the editing and layout/design side and this definitely felt like …

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What is Community and Do I Need One? [Business Magazine]

This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of Business Magazine. Let’s talk about a different kind of building and development: community building. Community manager is quickly replacing social media manager as the new media and startup job title du jour. What do we mean by “community” in this context, what exactly is the …

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What does a community manager look like? [Ning]

The Community Roundtable surveys professional community managers annually to develop their State of Community Management reports. The 2013 SOCM was released in mid-June and contains valuable insights about the community management industry and its workforce. I found the information about today’s average community manager to be one of the most interesting parts. View on easel.ly | …

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What Julia Child Can Teach You About Community Management [Ning]

On a whim, I picked up the audiobook of Julia Child's memoir My Life in France recently. While I was just looking for a nice, engrossing, entertaining listen during commutes, I found myself thinking that I could really learn a lot from Julia Child - and not just as a cook. Her life is amazing (did you know that she was in the government agency that later became the CIA?) and her writing is full of tidbits that can be used as life lessons. I found that some of her philosophies can even be lessons for community managers.

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Conference Recap: ForumCon 2013 – June 13, 2013

Last week, I attended ForumCon, a conference organized by VigLink to discuss the practice and future of the online forum world. It was a great companion to the Online Community Unconference that I attended in May – it was the business yin to OCU’s people-centric yang. I’m still processing some of my thoughts from sessions …

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Ideas to Prevent the Summer Community Doldrums [Ning]

Oh, summertime… when people get out of school, go on vacation, spend more time outdoors and in the movie theaters and less in your community. Summer seems to slow down the pace everywhere. In France, the entire month of August is considered the “saison morte” – the dead season. How do you keep your community …

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Meetup Recap: #OCTribe March 2013, Network Mapping for Growth

TechSoup hosted the San Francisco Online Community Meetup which recently featured Marc A. Smith and his talk “Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL.” Marc is with the Connected Action Group, which uses social methodology to gain insights into patterns of communities. Along with an international team at the …

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