Relationship Advice: Your Nonprofit Organization and Building Community Organization Partnerships

Waxing UnLyrical

Our culture used to have a clear line between “business only” and the “good feeling” of nonprofit organizations. Now, in our culture, we are seeing the mutually beneficial advantages of establishing and maintaining a relationship between a nonprofit organization and corporate business.

Community Managers in Scientific Communities

SocialFish

I was privileged to teach a module about Aligning Community Management and Workplace Culture to the new class of Community Engagement Fellows at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Aligning community management with workplace culture from WorkXO.

Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The agreement sees the two national organizations exchange ownership of 41 community and commuter newspapers and then shutter most of them, but it’s the fault of industry disruption according to the news release announcing the deal. Featured Headline Media community newspapers

How Social Is YOUR organization?

SocialFish

Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” So take a look at your organization today. But are you a social organization? This will tell you if you really have a social organization.

Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization

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.

Calling all Community Managers!

SocialFish

Have you ever asked yourself “I love working in community, but what’s next?” or, “I know my community is important, but how can I convince my executives that more investment and resources would lead to even more ROI?”.

Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight into Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

I recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide.

Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

I recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide.

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? On Competitive Advantage: For most organizations, competitive advantage means keeping existing customers.

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Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically

SocialFish

The social media network isn’t just limited to commercial entities, but is also beneficial to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations who support various causes. The challenge for most organizations on Twitter lies in getting a good number of followers, and growing followers.

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.

The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

Buffer Social

Facebook has recently launched Groups for Pages, enabling the 70 million+ Pages on Facebook to create their own unique communities and feeds. And more importantly, how do you build an engaged community in your Facebook Group? How to build an engaged community in your Facebook group.

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.

Community Managers Need To Be Community Focused

Firebelly

As a community manager you have to think about how you can support them, find the answers they are looking for, and add value for the brand you represent. Personally my belief is community managers should focus on interactions and not the number of fans.

Community Management Fundamentals

SocialFish

…from the always awesome Community Roundtable. Do you have advanced community management tips to share? Community Management Fundamentals from The Community Roundtable. Featured Implementation Open Community And by the way, this deck is three years old.

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.

3 MUST READ roundups about digital and community strategy

SocialFish

I’m predicting that 2018 will be the Year of the Responsive Organization. 2017 Wrap-up: Communities in Transition. Community Roundtable). 2017 was a year of change in the community space.

3 Benefits of Understanding Paid Social Media as a Community Manager

Ignite Social Media

There’s no doubt that your community manager knows your social audience best. After all, they are in the community, engaging with your fans daily. Social media platforms are constantly changing, and as a community manager, it’s critical to stay on top of the changes.

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts.

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.

The State of Community Management 2014

SocialFish

From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities. Those objective markers – developed in conjunction with members of TheCR Network – enable community teams to validate their approach and develop roadmaps.

On collaboration and learning organizations

SocialFish

Ignoring the cheesy Pachelbel soundtrack for a moment, what do you think about what he posits about the opportunity for our organizations to become learning organizations through the creation and development of “the network&# ? Tags: Open Community

Monitoring What Others Are Saying About Your Organization

SocialFish

Part of managing your organization’s brand is being consistently aware of what others are saying about it. You can’t engage your audience or your market base if you can’t see your organization through their eyes. However, unless you monitor your organization, you won’t be able to react.

How Social Referrals Impact Your Organic Traffic

Convince & Convert

Social Media’s Role in Organic Traffic. Add value > Engage with your audience > Build relationships > Grow your community > Nurture relationships > Gain brand ambassadors (highlight to tweet). Analytics That Build Community.

Awesome Community Management Playbook

SocialFish

I love this Community Management Playbook from Yammer. “Online communities have taken hold among businesses, to connect employees, customers and partners. However, community management as a profession is largely misunderstood and inadequately resourced.

What 2,957 Facebook Pages Told Me About Organic Reach

agora pulse

How do you get more organic reach on Facebook? This free Facebook tool takes your fan page and measures it against other pages with similar page likes to determine how well you’re doing in terms of engagement, CTR, and yes — organic reach. Industry: Nonprofit Organization.

Monday Roundup: Caring Through Community

Waxing UnLyrical

How do we meaningfully build and celebrate communities? An energized community can give your cause (or campaign) just the right amount fuel to make a difference, no matter how large or small it is. But when done right, community building efforts don’t just pay off for your community, but for your organization as well. So: how can you harness the power of community to do good as well as make good this quarter?

Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple

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. Let’s look at a few key parts of the community.

Do Social Referrals Affect Organic Traffic?

Convince & Convert

Add value > Engage with your audience > Build relationships > Grow your community > Nurture relationships > Gain brand ambassadors ( Tweet This ). Community Building. This type of analysis can be quite valuable to community building and management.

HELP NEEDED: community managers for CiviliNation Survey

SocialFish

CiviliNation is a nonprofit education and research organization focused on advancing the full capability of individuals to communicate and engage in cyberspace in a responsible and accountable way. Are you a Community Manager? Open Community The Social Organization

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The State of Community Management 2015

SocialFish

The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!! You know I look forward to this research every year and I’m excited to see communities definitely maturing this year. Strategy: Community-minded organizations must invest in people and systems, not just platforms.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?

SocialFish

Unless you can get your organization to challenge assumptions and think outside formulaic patterns and solutions, you cannot expect different results or steer it into a different future. Think about the product development process in most associations and other bureaucratic organizations.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social.

Membership as Living Community

SocialFish

Once upon a time I was an aspiring academic, doing field work in rural Greece and the US and publishing about communities that formed around ritual mourning and celebrations. I think this is why virtual communities resonated with me, in spite of my non-technical background.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Martin

Social Media Citizens

Ben Martin is Global Community Manager at AVG. Previously, Ben was a Communities Executive for an Online PR and Social agency called Content & Motion. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? G: What are your top resources for community management?

12 Tips to Organize and Run a Tweetathon

Waxing UnLyrical

There are so many things I’ve learned during the course of this campaign – about blogger outreach, about measurement and analytics, about Facebook Groups, about community building – there are probably a ton of posts waiting to be written.

Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

Open Community is now on Audible! Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g.

How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization

SocialFish

Lead Your Way to a Social Organization from SocialFish. Case Study Featured Humanize Open Community Risk and Social Media Social, In Theory Useful Data Here are the slides accompanying our recent presentation at ASAE’s Technology conference in Washington DC.