Community building with Playback Theatre

Viv Mcwaters

One comment that stayed with me was from Christopher Ellinger , who said that “the purpose of playback is community building&#. Improv is not usually associated with community building, so maybe this requires some exploration.

Recipe for community building: have a picnic

Social Reporter

The past week started and ended particularly well, with rather different events both about building relationships and community. I’ll write more about the ABCD event in later posts, including appointment of the first ABCD community builder in Oldham, by Forever Manchester.

BIG promotes a positive approach to community building

Social Reporter

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest single funder of the community and voluntary sector (more than £1.6 It is therefore significant that BIG is putting a lot of emphasis through its People Powered Change programme on what’s known as Asset Based Community Development.

Joining up community building, organising and social reporting

Social Reporter

Later this month I’ll be doing some work with Gary Loftus and his new team of community builders at Forever Manchester , when we’ll spend a day exploring how social reporting can play a part in Asset Based Community Development. Community builders need to use a range of communication methods to find out and map what’s happening in an area, build connections, and help people communicate better themselves.

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Joining up community building, organising and social reporting

Social Reporter

Later this month I’ll be doing some work with Gary Loftus and his new team of community builders at Forever Manchester , when we’ll spend a day exploring how social reporting can play a part in Asset Based Community Development. Community builders need to use a range of communication methods to find out and map what’s happening in an area, build connections, and help people communicate better themselves.

2012 149

New City Community building simulation game

The Bumble Bee

Building Community and Computer Simulation are two of my hot topics. So it really grabbed my attention when Channel 4 Education announced a forthcoming game, Fallen City , to let us explore how our cities might be mended by empowering communities. News & Media

Online Community Building Strategy Advice

Nancy White

Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White. Tags: community community indicators We are having record breaking heat here in Seattle and I just don’t have the energy to jump into my stack of half drafted blog posts. So I’ll take advantage of Robin Good’s interview with me in Rome earlier this month! Thanks, Robin! Gee, I do talk fast). Edit: It appears that Robin has some other videos from that day on YouTube here , here and here.

Expanding the Academic Research Community: Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Making CommunitySense

Filed under: academia , collaboration , communities , community systems , conversations , research , social innovation , social media , socio-technical systems. academia collaboration communities community systems conversations research social innovation social media socio-technical systems Below the slides of the honors lecture I just gave at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The slides can be downloaded here.

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Community Building Isn’t About Influencers

Managing Communities

Just don’t confuse your pursuit of influencers with community building. Managing the Community Thinkingphoto credit: jurvetson I’ve been hearing the word influencer a lot lately. People (companies) want other people, with big audiences, to talk about their stuff. There is nothing wrong with that. There is some overlap, sure, but if you focus on “influencers&# at the cost [.].

Sustainable Community Building [for Humans]

Online Community Report

I love my community. Regardless of whether I feel like, or am trying to be, a community builder, the community always provides opportunities for others to join me. These spaces are built on distributed power and that makes the community a moving, growing, living thing that I am a part of, rather than a weight, trouble, or burden that I’m responsible for. Being a Community Builder (I refuse, on principle, to use the word Manager) is a lot of work.

New publication: Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2014), Expanding the Academic Research CommunityBuilding Bridges into Society with the Internet. Stillman (eds.), Theories, Practices, and Examples for Community and Social Informatics , Monash University Publishing, Melbourne. After (re)defining this process, we examine how the academic research community could be expanded using the Internet. academia communities Internet research socio-technical systems universities virtual communities society

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The “Secrets” of Community Building for Businesses

Managing Communities

Do you want the secrets to building community online? I’ve got them. Meet me in this back alley over here and I’ll give them to you for a price. But, let’s keep them just between us. We wouldn’t want the common people to know. If anyone ever tells you this, run away from them. There [.]. How Should I Participate

Contests and Giveaways are Marketing, Not Community Building

Managing Communities

photo credit: Ev0luti0nary Since the beginning of time (relatively speaking, of course), online forums and communities have held contests and giveaways in an effort to grow their member base. Promoting Your CommunityIt gets them some attention. They notice an influx of new members. Then the contest ends. Shortly thereafter, most of the new members they noticed are [.].

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On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

Making CommunitySense

The overarching research theme of my road trip was to engage in some deep learning and sharing on my main current R&D focus: community mapping. The WHAT of my talk was about participatory community mapping. See the slides: Meshing physical and online community mapping.

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New publication – Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case. In Adjunct Proceedings of the Communities & Technologies Conference (C&T 2015), Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 (to appear in International Reports on Socio-Informatics ). Urban farming communities often consist of many disjoint initiatives, while having a strong need to overcome their fragmentation. Just published: A.

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Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White Building an online community is in my opinion the best investment you can make toward guaranteeing yourself greater influence, authority and opportunity for business. How do you keep the community going?

Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices Interested in better understanding what is the difference between an online group and a network of people? Trying to build your own community of loyal readers and fans?

Nieuwe publicatie: Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken

Making CommunitySense

Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken. Deze ‘sense of community’ is een belangrijke noodzakelijke voorwaarde om iets te kunnen bereiken. Filed under: communities , community building , urban farming. communities community building urban farmingOnlangs verschenen: A. de Moor (2015). Bol, T. Cornet (eds.), Stadse Boeren voor Leefbaarheid: De Kracht van Groene Lijm , De Conceptenbouwers, Den Bosch.

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You Should Care About Community Building, Even if You Have No Interest in Being a “Community Manager”

Managing Communities

One of the things that we discussed is why they should, individually, care about building community online, even if they have no interest in being a community manager or working in digital. photo credit: marc falardeau I spoke to a small group of staff members at the CNN offices in Atlanta on Tuesday.

Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning Stop [social] networking: Build your own network! - Social networks create easy to access online communities out of shared interests and passions.

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Fun with Drupal Commons, a Powerful Solution for Online Community Building

Influence

For years, we have been advising clients on how to build, manage, and grow successful online communities. functionality (blogs, documents, wikis, profiles, groups, etc) and can support open, partially open, and closed community sites. In our experience, this often works better for cross-organizational communities. But now that the Drupal Community has their hands on it, we expect to see it mature quickly and are excited to help drive the evolution.

Sending welcome messages to new members | Online Communities | Build an Online Community

Delicious/choconancy/community

welcome online_facilitation community

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Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices | Happened Lately

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

Tags: online_community nancywhite

Co-creating the CIRN Commons

GrowingPains

At the Prato 2009 conference, we decided to set up a wiki, dubbed the "CIRN Living Knowledge Base" At this year's conference, we decided to change its name into the "CIRN Commons", as this much better reflects what it is about: a shared, active knowledge resource, used and jointly created by the members of our global community: [link]. " The CIRN Commons is one means by which we can help close the "resource divide" in our community. -

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Co-creating the CIRN Commons

GrowingPains

At the Prato 2009 conference, we decided to set up a wiki, dubbed the "CIRN Living Knowledge Base" At this year's conference, we decided to change its name into the "CIRN Commons", as this much better reflects what it is about: a shared, active knowledge resource, used and jointly created by the members of our global community: //cirn.wikispaces.com/. " The CIRN Commons is one means by which we can help close the "resource divide" in our community. -

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Online Community Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 Online Community Toolkit Published by Nancy White Last edited 10/07 Thinking about building or hosting an online community? 1999) Calculating Your Community Costs – Is it worth your while? What is the Value of Participating in an Online Community? Making community vibrant and alive.

September Wrap-Up Community Builder Chat: Online, Offline, and Migration

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

Tonight was the 2nd monthly Community Builder chat ; and I had a great time! Question 1 : asked about migrating a community from one tool to another, specifically from listservs to a website/forum. Some of the responses highlighted the need to understand what was currently working for the listserv conversations and what would be a valuable hook to move people to the forums, and especially who within the community (not the org) may be the most influential in a successful migration.

Yale Daily News - Cersonsky: Democracy in New Haven

Delicious/choconancy/community

In New Haven.community organizing is about community.define what they do as building “relational culture,” which, unlike an “affinity group,” does not feed on a shared interest or cause. You identify local possibilities and leaders and you build neighborhood collaboration around them. The goal of community organizing is to get the community to take back the community. Tags: community community_building collectivism cooperation

What is Wrong with Ning

Online Social Networking

Ning sites are communities of people, and Ning is a community of community sites. I’ve certainly written a good deal about social media list building including both List Building Paradigm Shift and List Building Using Ning Social Networks. Nevertheless communities are the essence of social media, not lists, and social marketing must therefore favor community building over list building.

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Oops! (Learn from My KM Mistakes) « Apin Talisayon’s Weblog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

CoP portal before community building We helped a loose network of NGOs set up their CoP portal, with the help of Phase 1 money from a donor development institution. Phase 2 money was for community building, but the money never came. When our next similar project came, we learned from our mistake: we started with community building first. One of the project components is a workshop with best-practitioner leaders in community-based resource management.

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Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. Online Communities are poised to have a break through moment if we, as community builders, can blaze the trail.

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Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. Online Communities are poised to have a break through moment if we, as community builders, can blaze the trail.

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Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Elsua

Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. Who else out there nowadays doesn’t consider themselves a community manager, right? Any community.

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New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. Open innovation is about crossing boundaries to create networked synergies in/across collaborative communities.

2013 222

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Making CommunitySense

Communities are the building blocks of collaboration in today’s networked organizations. Communities of practice, communities of interest, innovation communities, and so on, help to bridge knowledge gaps and cross collaboration barriers within and between organizations.

2016 205

Want to Know What Community Members (a.k.a. Customers) Need? Just Ask.

Online Community Strategy

In its most basic form, a community strategy is a balance of an organization’s goals and its member’s (a.k.a Any community development (or refinement) initiative * requires * the input and direction of the members. WHY are they motivated to build relationships with each other? .

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Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

They may sell products or services, build relationships, share advice, give reviews, collaborate, co-create and more. One key strategy is to develop customer communities where customers connect to people in the business (as hosts) as well as other customers and prospects (as peers).

2015 71

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building in two “centres of expertise” coordinated by the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Uncategorized community mapping Rotterdam

2017 191

Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh

Elsua

A few days back Spike Jones put together one of those wonderfully provocative blog posts on the topic of Online Communities that would surely make more than one person feel rather uncomfortable, specially, if they have got an online space and they call it a “ community&# , when it isn’t.

Research Communities 2.0

Making CommunitySense

Deze presentatie laat zien hoe research communities door goed gebruik te maken van Internet het academisch onderzoeksproces kunnen helpen hervormen. De presentatie is gebaseerd op een hoofdstuk voor een boek (“Expanding the Academic Research Community: Building Bridges Into Society with the Internet”) wat binnenkort door Monash University Publishing gepubliceerd zal worden. academia communities research Uncategorized universities virtual communities Web 2.0

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My First Year as a Consultant and what 2016 Holds for Online Communities (I hope)

Online Community Strategy

Launching Structure3C on February 4, 2015 to help brands create successful customer communities and crowdsourcing initiatives. Helping a growing portfolio of brand and startup clients with briefings, crowdsourcing strategy, online community development and product design.

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Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

Online Community Strategy

Today was the third annual Community Manager’s Appreciation Day, or #CMAD. The intention of #CMAD is to raise awareness about the role of the Community Manager, and to recognize the hard working women and men who support this role for their organizations. I was had the privilege of joining Connie Bensen, a colleague on the Dell Community team, for a fantastic Google+ hangout today to talk about the evolving role of the Community Managers.

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Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

Many of you will also be thinking about how to further develop a professional community within your school. This really gets at the heart of community building in any environment, being able to move into the centre and establish your identity as more than a novice.