Clay Shirky: nonprofits must become new-style convenors - or lose their members

Social Reporter

That means change for campaigning charities, trade associations, and membership bodies who may have worked in the past through a mix of newsletters, events and perhaps not very special services. See also from Designing for Civil Society, and Socialreporter.

Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral " Blog Archive " Membership engagement story

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation. Blog About Ed Projects Services Membership engagement story December 6, 2007 – 5:05 pm Lyndsay Rees-Jones (CILIP Membership Support Advisor) and I gave another presentation about the CILIP membership communities at Online Information yesterday. And for membership associations, this is the core of their being.

Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Read more at Going Social Now more about Shiv Stories by Shiv Singh Practical Strategies for Creating a Successful Intranet [1 Comment] Value-Driven Intranet Design [3 Comments] Making Knowledge Management Work on your Intranet [2 Comments] A Web 2.0

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Designing for Civil Society: Do communities need boundaries?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Designing for Civil Society David Wilcox on social media, engagement, collaboration ABOUT Mainly about engagement and collaboration using social media and events, with some asides on living in London. and so is membership. You need a business-innovation model.

2008 39

An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

emergent by design Home who’s the architect? It seems like the wealth of the entire nation is being funneled right to a couple thousand fortunate people, and all of us are still working pretty damn hard to make ends meet, yet ultimately supporting that model. It doesn’t have to be professionally designed, it can be a simple free blog, but you need to have a place where you show off your work, whatever your work may be.

2010 44

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

In 1999 I took a job with TechRepublic.com as “UX Program Manager” and spent 9 months helping design, build, launch and grow what would become one of the largest online communities of global IT Professionals. A design for threaded discussions went from whiteboard to production over a weekend.

2019 46

Green Chameleon » Trouble at the AOK Corral

Green Chameleon

Founded by Jerry Ash it uses a unique model: “star&# moderators - experts on some aspect of KM - are researched by Jerry, and brought in for 2-week long discussions. The membership list of AOK includes the great and the good, and the quality of the discussion over the years has been really quite high. Dave Snowden, one of the original champions of removing moderation and of robust debate, threatened to withdraw, and to explain his reasons to the membership.

2007 100

Start a Content Business

Ken Carroll

But as we proceed, don’t get distracted from the three act model. And although there are endless variations in how you could put the three acts together, the model remains. And his audience is loose and casual - he doesn''t push for sign-ups, membership sites, or the like.

2014 138

Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

For that it helps to have formal models of some sort, so we can make sense of, and further enable, learning at individual, community and environmental levels. Formal models also help us to not romanticize communities, too.). Here’s an overview of the OODA model.

2011 194

Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

The Bumble Bee

Group Membership Structures. Companies may also join the network as associate members if they do not wish to join (or are ineligible to join) as full members, or are fulfilling specific bid or contract roles, or as a first step to full membership. A Practical "Exchange Model".

Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

Pull : In a pull model, rather than trying to force or otherwise persuade areas in the company to participate in the effort, project teams focus on those areas willing to work constructively on specific pilots. The difference between a bottom-up and viral approach (to me at least) is that bottom-up is a designed intent. Whether the content is embargoed (membership required to view) or restricted in some way is another choice project teams can make.

Are we a tribe?

Connectable Dots

I have loved the series of gatherings convened by Forum One, and for me they have always been a loose circle of respected social tools designers, subversive online community trend-steerers, researchers, and other online community specialists and practitioners.

2009 152

CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?

Nancy White

That said, we can take a “community perspective&# when we design a course which would place an emphasis on interaction and making meaning of the material between students. The content also matters - some things lend themselves more to a community model than others.

CPsquare’s Connected Futures Workshop

Nancy White

Note, you’ll get a pre-press copy of the now-infamous and as of yet still unpublished “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for community&# book, plus a 6 month membership to CPSquare. Participants receive a free 6-month membership in CPsquare upon completion of the workshop.

Future 130

Leading from the Bottom

Governance in a Networked World

Quinn’s inverted hierarchy model for new service led economies. A network model of a well functioning hierarchy will show cohesive networks at the executive level. Even office or workplace designs reinforce the hierarchy. We have been long term advocates of J.B.

2013 130

Microsoft Social Computing Overview

Collaborative Thinking

Microsoft design point is to co-mingle structured collaboration tools alongside social computing tools - it's unrealistic to think of social computing disconnected from collaborations strategies. MyNetwork is a running newsfeed - stream, river of news model - activity stream comes close to social messaging (Twitter) but not sure I would go that far - seems more "FriendFeed" like. Also have Enterprise Wiki (different) - more like Wikipedia - build on publishing model.

Stowe Boyd, The collaborative tool manifestation of teams is.

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

In many cases, today collaboration tools don’t actually allow sharing of information except through membership. This allows Asana to be used as a personal tool — with all its rich task model — but without the slow-and-tight considerations of groups: ‘Who should I invite/exclude?

2013 38

Social media changes the local landscape

Social Reporter

These include a groups of landscape designers and gardeners who have used free Ning social networking software to set up a non-organisation for collective marketing. These feeds could come - in part - from blogs set up by community activists on the hyperlocal model being promoted by Will Perrin. We also talked about membership organisations, and Craig - like Clay Shirky - believes they face a tough time unless they change the way they operate and offer greater value.

Lifecycle of Emergence

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Because emergence only happens through connections, Berkana has developed a four stage model that catalyzes connections as the means to achieve global level change: Name, Connect, Nourish, Illuminate (see Appendix). We design and facilitate community gatherings.

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Slowly but surely clients are starting to understand that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and that we should put our beautiful models to the test on the shop floor. Next, you can display the "membership" status: is this a light, medium or advanced member? Design Credits.

21st Century Learning: The Art of Building Virtual Communities

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

The burning question for many of us trying to establish educationalCoPs is how to design a VLC that is compelling enough that it willcompetesuccessfully for the attention of busy educators? Member Roles One model that holds merit an be found on the Learning Circuits Blog. It is titled 4L Model (Linking,Lurking, Learning, Leading) and was inspired by comments made by John SeeleyBrown in an interview with Marcia Connors for LineZine.

Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project

Collaborative Thinking

Instead, it should be examined as one of many different types of communication models and how media affects interpersonal and societal relationships. OI is defined as form of social identification and reflects the ways people define themselves in terms of membership in the organization. Organizations ascribe multiple membership affiliations to employees. Knowing more about which memberships are more relevant in influencing OI and OC.

How to be a great community manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

These activities include scheduling and hosting calls and meetings, asking and answering questions, posting information which is useful to the members, regularly spending time expanding membership and increasing member contributions. Increase membership. Skip to main content.

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An Update on the Online Community Research Network

Online Community Report

Membership skews towards Senior Managers, Directors and VP-level staff. Help Design Research Studies - OCRN members help design the research studies by reviewing and giving input on survey instruments.

Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

It highlights the fact that a development organisation like CARE is highly distributed so that it is not likely that spontaneous communities of practice will spring up, so it tries to look for a balance between design and emergence.

2005 130

MirandaNet: Social Networking trivial or mind expanding?

Community Capers

Staged Models of Learning. Braided learning joins other models and research that described stages in online learning (e.g., Braided learning does have in common with these models stages relating to access, motivation and socialization in joining the community, exchange of information and experience relevant to the joint venture, development of joint practice, and development of shared meaning.

Community Netiquette: How to Avoid Stepping on Virtual Toes

Community Guy

Learn a little about the membership. LEGO fans for example, have had an endless debate about whether space themed models are better than castle themed models. If half the membership is outside your own market, you will approach your conversations far differently than if there’s only a few members from outside your market. Most of us know that in the typical online community, it’s not kosher to post blatant marketing materials.

Communication (and Coordination?) in a Modern, Complex Organization

Collaborative Thinking

design. "We measure three general types of boundaries: organizational boundaries (strategic business unit and function memberships), spatial boundaries (office locations and interoffice distances), and social categories (gender, tenure within the firm)," they write. In dyad-level models of the probability that pairs of individuals communicate, we find very large effects of formal organization structure and spatial collocation on the rate of communication.

2008 100

The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in China

The Bumble Bee

All these problems have one common heading: Business collaborations fail for lack of a proven collaboration model which is exactly what the VEN model offers. There is a full stage model in the book].

China 116

Understanding the Real Structure within Your Organization with NetAge OrgScope

Portals and KM

After some investigation, NetAge decided to build OrgScope on StarTree, a hyperbolic viewer designed for visualizing large data networks. OrgScope provides models of organizations that everyone can share, contributing to real transparency.

2008 130

Community vs. Social Network - Lithosphere Community

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The FB group very quickly got into six figures but the number of people who had visited the BBCs official consultation site to make comments was stuck at about 5% of the FB group membership. Having been an academician before I crossed-over, I can definitely appreciate the need for rigor and proper design to be applied on a topic like this (especially as there can be various nuances of the term).

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Small World Labs “Small World Labs provides the design, implementation, and hosting services for your online social or professional network.&# Our products integrate with your membership management system to give your members new and exciting ways to communicate with one another.&#

2008 55

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

For this post, community is defined as a group of people with bounded membership who have some shared, congruent interest and interact with each other over time.

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Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

With systems that enable employees to define themselves more openly (profiles on social network sites, membership in online communities, or as avatars in virtual worlds), organizations are now faced with a situation where employees are augmenting the identity ascribed to them by the enterprise. Identity teams have valid concerns regarding the design of some social tools and applications (i.e.,

"Collaboration and Community" by Scott London

John Tropea - Delicious Community

How does it differ from other models of cooperation? 16] Collaboration vs. Other Models of Cooperation Collaborative partnerships can be broadly grouped under two headings: those aimed at resolving conflicts and those designed to develop and advance shared visions for the future.[17] where the need and intent is to change fundamentally the way services are designed and delivered."

2008 56

CleverWorkarounds » The facets of collaboration Part 2–Enter the matrix!

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Finally I outlined a simple mental model that I developed that I have found to be quite a useful method to look at collaboration more holistically and help with the user engagement and information architecture aspects of SharePoint governance. Mental models are a little like that too.

2012 49

Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral " Blog Archive " Strategic planning for group spaces

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation. This is just as true for consulting and designing physical events as it is for birthing new online spaces; think about it - it’s humans we are dealing with here. They opt for a distributed model. If participants don’t like particular bits of your community model, change them; if they find cool things they use without your planning, promote them.

2008 28

Online Communities Mini-Conferences

Nancy White

As Community Leadership Development is a new course modeled on FOC08 and CCK08, participants in the FOC08 Mini Conferences are uniquely qualified to provide input, feedback and suggestions. Multi-membership and multi-platform overload is becoming a BIG challenge!

Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

With systems that enable employees to define themselves more openly (profiles on social network sites, membership in online communities, or as avatars in virtual worlds), organizations are now faced with a situation where employees are augmenting the identity ascribed to them by the enterprise. Identity teams have valid concerns regarding the design and behavior of social tools and applications - especially if they mimic more wide-open consumer models or integrate with such systems (e.g.,

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

2008 165

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

2010 133

Community as Curriculum – vol 2. The Guild/Distributed Continuum

Delicious/choconancy/community

It is a comforting model. The model implies that there is a way to know what the answer might be, and that a person (our plastics expert) could have this knowledge, and that the knowledge can then be acquired by a learner. It is a simple model. The promise of the twentieth-century model of knowledge is an empty one today. Most of us have, in spite of ourselves adjusted—at least incrementally—to this transmission-focused military model of education.

Socializing

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Jive, for example, is a collaboration platform designed with a social perspective. can be socialized by the addition of social tools, but the design centers for these platforms remains unchanged (SharePoint, even SP10, remains designed around content management.)