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.

Get your Online Community Software Selection Guide!

SocialFish

Remember the white paper we produced in 2009 that included a comparison of private online community vendors? I’m constantly asked questions about where to start and who the online community players are. Featured From the Trenches Industry Insider Open Community

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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.

Social Media Software + Silos=Trouble

SocialFish

The big thing these days is social media software–everyone wants to get into the game. I mean, why wouldn’t they, with revenue from enterprise social software projected to surpass $769 million in 2011? Avectra acquired NFi Studios , a white label online community platform.

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.

Starting an Association Online Community? Five Tips for Building a Strong Foundation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Online Community Results blog. ———– Recently, Ernie Smith wrote a good piece about starting online communities in Associations Now. 2 – BUILD A COMMUNITY FROM AN EXISTING BOND. What community managers?

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

Entrepreneurs: Software and Apps I Use

Jon Loomer

My approach to paying for software is much different these days. Memberium: When I created my first membership site, it was hosted on Customer Hub, software created by Infusionsoft. I hated it, and I moved my community swiftly. It integrates with dozens of software.

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.

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.

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

SocialFish

And of course I was excited to get a chance to talk about my favorite subject, online community, with my friend Josh Paul , in the session we presented yesterday, Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention. Two of these three can be addressed/alleviated with online community.

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.

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 Management Continues to Mature [REPORT]

SocialFish

The Community Roundtable’s essential 2012 State of Community Management Report is out. these three kinds of community structures often coexist around a single organization or company. - badly managed internal communities cause more chaos and confusion, not less.

How’s your community manager doing?

SocialFish

Rachel Happe has a really important post at the Community Roundtable about the lack of support she’s seeing for community managers. And yet, most CEOs and executives probably would respond with a blank stare if you asked them about community management and/or social business.

How to Build Stronger Bonds With Your Community

Convince & Convert

It’s no small secret your online community and your loyal customers within are your company’s greatest asset. While a customer may be happy with their one-time experience with your brand, what’s going to make them a lifelong community member? Perhaps it’s a bug in your software testing.

Building A Real Twitter Community At #SXSW with Nestivity

Unspoken

We’ve heard it time and time again: Twitter is a great community-building tool. And I agree, in part – there is the potential for Twitter to be a fantastic place for deep, meaningful connections and powerful communities. Creating Community With Nestivity.

[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. HigherLogic : This online community vendor is the market-share leader in the association and nonprofit space.

22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed - Online Marketing Blog

www.toprankblog.com

Disclosure: StrongMail is a TopRank client ) Sprout - Cloud-based visual authoring software used to build interactive Engage Ads and Engage Apps that deliver rich, interactive, and social content across the web and mobile devices.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have useful tools they’d like you to know about. ———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. What Is an Online Community? Enterprise-Level Community Platform.

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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.

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.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)

SocialFish

Check out Part 1 of this series for an introduction to the new, for-profit, online communities like Doximity and ResearchGate that are changing the way their members work. Like traditional associations, these communities are a source of news, information and education.

Is Technology Ruining Online Community

Convince & Convert

Online community and our lust for it is at its apex. Instead of listening software, we just listened. Let’s shift our focus under the water line where the real mass of online community floats. Social Media Staffing and Operations online community social media staffing

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. But good communities are more than support channels. Take a look at some strong examples of community support.

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Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager?

Facebook Open-Sources Community Cellular Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Software engineers Kurtis Heimeri and Steve Muir and infrastructure strategist Shaddi Hasan announced in a blog post last week that the code for Community Cellular Manager is available via GitHub. The first network utilizing the CCM software went up in a rural area lacking cellular coverage approximately 1.5 The local community, primarily subsiding on agriculture and tourism, now has access to cellular connectivity.

Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site

SocialFish

And you definitely don’t want this to happen to your community members when they use your site. Because unlike my experience with that un-named airline, if members give up, the consequences feel pretty small for them — they just won’t use the community.

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

www.web-strategist.com

Fast forward a few years, this space has grown tremendously with an influx of new types of software vendors as well as specialization from a growing market. The social software space has ballooned into a disparate set of technologies, data types, and over 1000 vendors confusing buyers.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. socialmedia longtailseo communities

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.

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

Know how to not only build community but build real relationships with human beings built on trust and authenticity. Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. Everyone is talking about it but very few are actually doing it!

The Gamification of Online Communities

Geoff Livingston

billion by the entertainment software industry. This incredible market share of consumer interest and revenue and runaway hits like Zenga’s Farmville have caused gaming best practices to spread to the larger web, and in particular online communities. Image by com2us.

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Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

During a hackathon dubbed Hack With Heart, Facebook came up with enhancements to its Safety Check feature, as well as Community Help. With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Telligent , an enterprise collaboration software company, believes that some day the same answer will immediately occur to both of us. Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like.

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The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets

SocialFish

I pulled up an old file with random notes about online communities and started researching. Something big is happening in the world of professional communities – the world that associations are used to dominating – and I can’t ignore it. Meet the cast of new community players.

Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. Build community to create a movement.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager?

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