[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.

Controlling The Conversation: Strategies To Get People Talking.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community , Social Media / Controlling The Conversation: Strategies To Get People Talking About What You Want | Subcribe via RSS Controlling The Conversation: Strategies To Get People Talking About What You Want August 17th, 2009 Posted in Community , Social Media Tweet Share No matter the time, place, platform, or technology, having people talking about your company, products or services is a good thing period.

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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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.). Featured Industry Insider Open Community

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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? .

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

SocialFish

In ALL cases, you should be building your community on social media sites before you even think about ROI. The Social CRM team turns to the new community platform to create a member question center.

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.

LinkedIn Groups: What you Need to Know Now

SocialFish

We remain committed to being a platform where members from around the world can come together to discuss and share their perspectives and insights, and engage in a professional community that matters to them.

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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

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.

Why Associations Should Be Planning Their LinkedIn Exit Strategy

SocialFish

I 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. Is the current allocation of staff resources still in line with the benefits of each 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.

Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

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.

#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.

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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.

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.

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.

How To Use Customer Insight To Power Your Business

The Realtime Report

Research is conducted using community platforms or on a one-to-one basis. How To Use Customer Insight To Power Your Business. Capturing and using customer feedback effectively is essential for growing businesses.

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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.

True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience

SocialFish

For social media architects and community designers, this confusion has a somewhat different tilt. Some community advocates, eschew any notion of subscription fees or meeting any business objectives, equating community with altruistic values.

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.

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.

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.