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Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! For many associations, engagement happens exclusively online, and getting an online community to an effective place is a long-term, detailed task. It truly maximizes our content. In all, rasa.io

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

Guest post by Teri Carden and Ben Martin of Online Community Results. And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. It was our pleasure to team up with SocialFish for the 2014 Online Community Software Selection Guide — there were more than 3,000 downloads! ————— Due diligence. It’s a real thing.

Community platforms do not equal community

SocialFish

conference in New Orleans about “Building Your Tradeshow Community Online&#. The presentation applies to any event community. We talked about the ecosystem – what your open community online actually looks like. We discussed skill sets for community building, the importance of finding small groups, and the role of champions in scaling your efforts.

More Community Management Resources

SocialFish

Just a quick follow-up to Maggie’s post on Community Management 101. Rachel Happe of the Community Roundtable pointed us to her slide deck on “Community Management Fundamentals&# in the comments; I wanted to make sure everyone sees it. Community Management Fundamentals. View more presentations from The Community Roundtable. Thanks, Rachel!

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). live) Webinars or Webcasts.

Community Management 101

SocialFish

The association I work for is making the leap many associations have already made: launching a members-only community platform. It’s exciting and something I, as the association’s online community & social media manager, will obviously be intimately involved with. Online Community Strategist — great, informative blog that focuses on community management.

Social Media Software + Silos=Trouble

SocialFish

Whether it’s social media monitoring, social media management, social CRM, community platforms, social media measurement, the bottom line is that every company seemingly wants a piece of the social media pie. Avectra acquired NFi Studios , a  white label online community platform. HighWire Press’s H2O platform incorporates social features.

Social CRM Use Case 2: Socializing educational content for member retention

SocialFish

Here’s the second of a series of blog posts for Avectra on the use cases – including four completely new ones – and we want to hear from you if these are possible for YOUR association.  In ALL cases, you should be building your community on social media sites before you even think about ROI. Tools – AMS, community platform, webinar platform.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. ———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. It’s a comprehensive, enterprise-level platform that can help your organization: Acquire new constituents. What Is an Online Community?  Enterprise-Level Community Platform.

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Did you know? Higher Logic integrates with Informz

SocialFish

Announced recently in November, Higher Logic and Informz have a new integration between the community platform and email marketing software. Have you connected your community to your email marketing?  If not, you should consider it, no matter what platforms you use. The time savings for the community managers due to the automation yield countless possibilities.

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Turning Membership Inside Out

SocialFish

Plantae.org is the result, a holistic, content-driven online community that is free and open to all plant scientists. Learn how they embarked on a data-driven, innovative, holistic and wide-reaching strategy to create an open, inclusive, content-driven community based membership model that connects online and offline engagement in whole new ways. Turning Membership Inside Out.

How to fix the highest barriers to engagement

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. work with clients using all types of community platforms, and I can point to five engagement-busters that affect all organizations, no matter what platform they’re using. Subscribe all members to a daily digest of community content by default. Send all members a monthly community best-of newsletter.

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. Or, to take it a step further, what about an association for association community managers? Is it so far-fetched to think that there could–and should–be one for association community managers? There’s obviously ASAE.

Calling all online community software vendors

SocialFish

Is your community software company serious about the association market? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about your community platform among association executives. Online Community Results is currently accepting sponsors for the 2016 Online Community Software Selection Guide. Download the 2015 guide to get a sense for what it’s all about.

#measurePR Recap: Measuring the Millennial Workplace

Waxing UnLyrical

Maddie is a culture change consultant and digital strategist who is recognized for her authority on productive workplaces and communities, and co-author of the new book,  When Millennials Take Over.  shonali you can find lurkers through web analytics and community platform metrics, but also simply by asking once in a while! Ergo, Maddie + Rich = May’s #measurePR.

Why Skipping LinkedIn is a Mistake For Association CEOs

SocialFish

How many association execs are investing in private online community platforms for their organizations, seeing them as valuable ways to increase member value and member engagement? Just today I got an email from Higher Logic about a new case study–ASAE –and how valuable their private community, Collaborate, is. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information.

Social CRM Use Case 3: Optimize and socialize your member services

SocialFish

Here’s the third of a series of blog posts for Avectra on the use cases – including four completely new ones – and we want to hear from you if these are possible for YOUR association.  In ALL cases, you should be building your community on social media sites before you even think about ROI. Optimize and socialize your member services. Possible Now]. What do you think?

Why Associations Should Be Planning Their LinkedIn Exit Strategy

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figure it’s only a matter of time until the announcements feature disappears entirely, making LinkedIn groups just a cumbersome platform to manage with no gain. To me, the announcement feature has been the one redeeming feature of a groups feature that gives you no control over the information about members or even the ability to post your association’s own content in your own community.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Through my work as a Fellow with Life Reimagined, I have (with my team of Fellows) developed an approach that taps into the power of purpose to drive community engagement. Purpose-Driven Communities.

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. We’re doing lots of cool work with Ben, who’s our go-to for outsourced community management. Check out his site and all the awesome community management stuff he’s offering. JOB DESCRIPTION: ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGER.

2013 State of Community Management Report Stresses Importance of Community Managers

SocialFish

Even though my current role is broader than community management, I’m still a community manager at heart and it’s still my passion. If you want to see value from online community, you need to invest in community management. Successful community management is not a role delegated to the least experienced members of a team.

How Are Associations Using Learning Technologies?

SocialFish

It can include more traditional tools like learning management systems and Webinar platforms, but also social and mobile tools, community platforms, etc.” HELP TAGORAS OUT! How are YOU using learning technologies in your organization? . Their goal is to understand both whether and how organizations are using learning technologies. How You Can Help. Spread the word. WIIFM?

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. In the process of disconnecting myself from the organization’s various social media accounts, it occurred to me that I haven’t seen a lot–or anything–written about how to leave a community management position. Private Social Networking Platform.

Bridging the Social, the Human, and the Practical

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Carlos Restrepo, CAE, Managing Director at MemberFuse , which is the community platform provided by Avectra.  As you know we work closely with Avectra on all things Social CRM , so we’re always on the lookout for expertise they can share about social media for associations.  In this post, Carlos shares his thoughts on social business. million entries.

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.  I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount. Contact me for details!

Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership

SocialFish

The community was shaped to her needs and facilitated the kind of interactions, learning and development paths she needed to practice successfully. She could post and read about cases on this community platform; ask for advice; compare results; brainstorm on solutions; and go as deeply as she wanted into a specialized issue. We all have had these moments.

What’s in Your Community Manager Job Description?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ————— Are you thinking of hiring a community manager? Here’s a sample community manager job description for you. But wait!

True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience

SocialFish

For social media architects and community designers, this confusion has a somewhat different tilt.  Communities can develop increasingly complex codes of behavior and their own value compass, outside the larger organization and without measures of success such as outcomes for the user, thus keeping members in an insulated, self-sufficient universe.  They do.

Interview with Community Manager: Ida Vega Santana from Sony Iberia

Social Media Citizens

Ida Vega Santana is a community manager at Sony Iberia. For the last 5 years she have been exploring online communication world and developing her community management skills at companies like Heineken , BBDO and the likes. You can follow Ida on Facebook , Linkedin or Twitter. G: How did you build your experience as a community manager? I: I think it’s essential to have previous experience in marketing and communication departments. Behind the communities to maintain and invigorate them, never forget that we must have a plan for initial communication.

Social business demands culture change

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Internal collaboration platforms not working as they should? That’s a workflow and value prop issue, not a platform issue. We’ll also look for ways to use the community platform to mirror the cooperation we want to see throughout the organization.  Social business demands culture change. . Departments fighting over who owns social media? TRUST. personal growth?

The Future of Community Management

Ignite Social Media

So, when I was asked to share what the future of community management would be like, at first it felt like an impossible task.  Perhaps you are feeling the strife of defining “community management”, or trying to figure out where a discipline that touches so many areas of your business fits on your org chart. Let’s Get Grounded: What’s Community Management, Really?

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global  community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. The best resources can be found by looking simply around online and seeing what other brands are doing with their communities. think it is genius. G: Where is the best place to build the community?

Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?

SocialFish

This article originally appeared on the Avectra blog with the title, Association Learning Communities Offer More than MOOC. MOOC is stirring up the same types of sentiments in the academic community that social media stirs up in the association community. Instead, they’ll charge for other benefits of university life, such as “the community of scholars and students.”.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. admire a lot of the community and social media work done by the Xbox team. If you don’t put the effort in then your community will wither and die. Just start talking.

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

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Social Platforms: Social Networks (organic): There’s a large group of social networks all across the globe but Facebook continues to take dominance in adoption. Community Platforms (private or white label): Having tracked  this space for a few years now, and these tools allow companies to have their own ‘branded’ or ‘private label’ Facebook for their customers.

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Enterprises Struggle To Measure Social Media ROI

Proactive Report

According to a Hypatia Research report, “Benchmarking Social Community Platform Investments & ROI,&# only 40% of companies measure social media performance on a quarterly or annual basis, while almost 13% or the organizations surveyed do not measure ROI from social media at all, and another 18% said they do so only on an ad hoc basis. And I would agree with that.

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The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. software , vendors and clients alike have come to realize that these communities don’t just magically appear. Yeah, that’s going to be you.

Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com

Social Media Citizens

Helen Lynch is a community manager at Yell.com, UK’s leading local search engine. You can follow Helen on Linkedin or Twitter. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? H: I started out in forums and IRC chat rooms, first as a user then as a volunteer mod and eventually moving into the role professionally. where I sometimes get to play with gadgets/toys and pretend it’s work! G: What are you top resources for community management? H: The emint mailserv, mentioned above. And what you mean by community – no two CM roles are exactly the same.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

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Awareness Networks, Social Marketing Hub an enterprise class community platform has launched their own tool that has Facebook, youtube, flickr, Twitter, and of course connect with their own community features. Spewing corporate content to every known social channel may make your life easier as a marketer, but could cause serious ramifications to the trust of your community.

Sustainable Online Communities Begin with Measurement

Geoff Livingston

Sustaining social media communities over years is one of the primary topics in Welcome to the Fifth Estate. Given how much time and financial investment goes into building a successful community, it only makes sense for enterprises to stay in touch and sustain critical online relationships, social web properties and communities. In essence, a community is like water.