[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

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.

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? Why isn’t there a Yelp specifically for community software? Let’s flex our community manager muscles to solve this problem.

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. Building Your Tradeshow Community Online.

[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. Causeway : If your organization’s volunteers are highly collaborative, this could be the right platform for you.

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! This flattens the traditional community structure and lowers barriers to interaction among members.

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.

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. JOB DESCRIPTION: ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGER.

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. This is a pivotal time in the discipline of community management, and many brands are asking these very questions.

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?

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? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

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.

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

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? Featured From the Trenches Open Communit

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.

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

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. What Is an Online Community? Enterprise-Level Community Platform.

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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. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

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How and Why Data Syncing Matters to Your Online Community Setup

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ———–. to log in to the community.).

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How and Why Data Syncing Matters to Your Online Community Setup

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. to log in to the community.). Featured Industry Insider Open Community

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. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount. Most importantly, when it comes to online communities, from a young age Millennials have learned to leverage their social networks. The implications for your online community are significant.

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. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic.

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. This is one that could be tricky because you login via another social platform–either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+. Private Social Networking Platform.

How and Why Data Syncing Matters to Your Online Community Setup

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ———–. The connection between your back office CRM or AMS and your online community is the most critical part of any community implementation. One-way and two-way data sync : Most community platforms I’ve worked with accept data from the AMS in a one-way data transfer.

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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.

Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network

SocialFish

Community: Local Government Knowledge Network. Associations debate whether to tear down their walls and open their communities to non-members. Tracy and Toni, the community experts, the ones with the interest and the passion, have become the decision-makers, says Karen.

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. Its value was not a list of “benefits” but the community itself: a facilitated joint journey of continuous discovery.

7 Skill Sets for Nurturing Open Community

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post as part of the virtual book tour by Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer to explore concepts from their new book Open Community : a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. You Don’t Have to Own A Community to Build Community.

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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. The Internal Community Manager wears many hats.

Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community / Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget | Subcribe via RSS Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget July 22nd, 2009 Posted in Community Tweet Share Having a thriving community where your users or customers frequently visit, interact, provide feedback and evangelize your products/services is an extremely valuable scenario.

Activation, Comfort, and Other Secrets of Online Community Management

Convince & Convert

It is Jay Baer joined today by a very special guest, my friend who is the Director of Community and all things fabulous at BlogWorld and also the author of Online Community Management For Dummies , Ms. They weren’t sure people would want to buy a book about community management.

The skinny on the Small World Labs – Personify merger

SocialFish

Ben at Online Community Results (our partner in crime for awesome community strategy projects) expressed what many of you may have been thinking, having seen the carnage (imho) that was the Avectra/Memberfuse acquisition a few years ago.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] How Online Reviews Can Either Make or Break Your Business

SocialFish

By the way since were on the topic – Are you using an association management system or online community platform? Tip o’ the hat to Megan Arevalo for this good one !

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Tap User Psychology to Build an Indestructible Community Around Your Blog

ProBlogger

Many blogs attempt to build a community, but few succeed. However, if you want your blog to be the hub of a major community, then you need to develop a strong sense of community. There is decades of advice about building a sense of community.

How to fix the highest barriers to engagement

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. I 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.

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. Not only did we have to improve our value, but we had to get serious about expanding our footprint and growing our community.

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I’ve done a number of workshops the past few months with clients designed to do two primary things: Land a common understanding across the teams involved around what social media, communities and influencer programs really are and more importantly why it matters to a business. The answer is NOT always social media/community - that would be another warning sign if it was. 4) None of the following are community platforms: Wikis, Blogs or Forums. online communities.

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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.

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Top SocialFish posts of 2010

SocialFish

We have some great stuff in the works, including a new Open Community case study series by Deirdre Reid , and an interview series where we’ll be talking to several top association CEO’s about the ideas in our little book. Community Management Resources.

Interview: EMC Does Social Media From The Inside Out

Adam Cohen

To that end, the first major step in our journey was the launch of EMC|ONE – An internal community platform for our global employees. We’re proud to share that the EMC|ONE community consists of over 30k active members while our overall employee population is around 48k.

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

SocialFish

In ALL cases, you should be building your community on social media sites before you even think about ROI. USE CASE: A trade association had been hosting 45 webinars per year using a well-known webinar platform that is not integrated with any other systems.

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.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

SocialFish

Here’s a link to the list, which includes articles on social learning and the difference between social media and social learning, then a list of social media tools and platforms that I think go hand-in-hand with social learning. Social Media Platforms and Tools for Social Learning.

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. That is the question I’m learning more about as I focused on how do you measure success and therefore deliver value for social communities.