Getting Started With Premium Memberships on Your Community

Managing Communities

” Scott has developed successful premium membership programs for others, and for himself. photo credit: psyberartist This is a guest post from my friend Scott Fox, who runs, a lifestyle business community. He is the author of “Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love.” Online forums are great. They can [.]. Generating Revenue

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Overlapping communities by multiple group membership: quantum behavior in social networks

Bas Rues

Where people in organizational settings used to be member of one or two work-groups, nowadays with the rise in online collaborative spaces this membership is much more dynamic and volatile. In social network analysis, a network often looks quite simple, when you zoom in to a certain section.

Trending Sources

Online Community Premium Membership Program Examples

Managing Communities

photo credit: Premium memberships can be a great way to monetize an online community. They allow loyal members to pay for extras on a community they already enjoy and appreciate. These programs are not charity or donations. The best ones offer value that members want to pay for that goes beyond the good feeling [.]. Generating Revenue

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Treat Your Online Community’s Paid Memberships Like Amazon Treats Amazon Prime

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Generating Revenue

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Time for a cull of memberships. Reflectively.

Social Reporter

I’ve written a fair bit about membership organisations and the impact that social media may have on them, and also helped start a project on the subject that’s now been taken forward by NCVO and RSA. But as someone said to me the other day: “I get more from my Twitter friends that I do from membership of xxx&#. They are partners with the Future of Membership project I mentioned above.

The ‘Sisterhood’ Goes Missing at Board Level

Governance in a Networked World

Using current ASX data on board memberships, we analyse in particular, those board members who sit on multiple boards. We assess relationships based on shared board memberships i.e. a relationship is inferred between directors on the same board.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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. Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation.

Welcoming New Members to your Online Community

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

While I think this is the best online community signup ever, there’s more that you can do to make it easy for Visitors to move to Newcomers in the social network membership cycle. One area that needs to be revisited every so often, is the “welcome&# to new members.

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. Why bother with “membership&# in future. Re-inventing membership online and off.

Dennis McDonald - Managing Technology - The Use of Codevelopment and Networking to Improve Professional Association Membership Services

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This is Caravelis first paragraph (thanks to The Association Renewal Blog for bringing this article to my attention) : Many association leaders worry that today’s professionals lack interest in joining organizations, and they point to the declines in some association membership levels as evidence. She questions whether improved marketing and increases in the number and type of benefits really improves the value members gain from membership.

Rethinking RSA networks, playfully

Social Reporter

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How Twitter can trip up a blogging boss

Social Reporter

Lessons for any blogging boss of a membership organisation: you can’t be half-hearted about social media. Over at the RSA another blogging boss, Matthew Taylor, is doing rather better in lively exchanges following a thoughtful post about the challenges facing membership organisations. More here on the RSA and challenges faced by membership organisations. Tags: social media membership rsa Organisations All posts

RSA rebranding: is Twitter the one to beat?

Social Reporter

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce ( RSA ) has survived my cull of memberships because, although the conventional benefits are thin, it is currently such an interesting place. I’m paid up for another year, and even pondered taking life membership to avoid such vacilitation in future. Tags: All posts Organisations membership rsa

Where do we gather on Big Society – besides London and Twitter?

Social Reporter

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Making it Difficult to Join: The Case for Barriers to Participation

John Tropea - Delicious Community

However, how you set up your participation and membership process (or if you have a formal ‘membership’ at all) is a critical strategy choice that should be driven by your end goal. link] Ari Herzog How do you define membership? community membership

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Defining Collaboration - 4. Mapping People, Work, and Outcomes to Technology Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

People : A defined team of people ( with known and defined membership, but it can vary, usually through moderated access rights. ). People : A particular group of people ( with defined membership, but it can vary through moderated or unmoderated access rights. ).

Green Chameleon » Representing Communities on the Web

Green Chameleon

The countries are scaled by approximate membership, which means that this geography will be a rapidly changing one – I wonder is the geographic metaphor a good one in this particular instance?

Pinterest: Blocking Spammers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Impact: Loss of membership. Pinterest chooses not to let users block spammers, encouraging users to report the spammers to them instead. Talk about making a rod for your own back! I never know whether to be amused or irritated when I see new social networks repeat old errors. In Pinterest’s case, they refuse to give users tools to manage their own networks. Background.

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How to Network in a Professional Association

Partnering Resources

What advice do they have about how to get the most out of membership? This is the best way to make a membership association worth the money. Image by Ginny Huo. If you’re like most people, you belong to one or two professional associations.

Dr. Walsh: Get your PSA test, fellows

Endless Knots

The US Preventive Services Task Force, whose membership can be. If you're a man - or if you care about men, then you must be following the current controversy over whether men should be regularly screened for rising PSA levels. Health Pancreatic cancer Science

A New Regional Chapter of the 2.0 Adoption Council

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's free to attend the first briefing; after that membership conditions apply. The 2.0 Adoption Council is heading to Australia and New Zealand, and the first webinar to discuss the council is being held on May 10. " The 2.0

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Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

In another example, a technology organization used the informal system to strengthen its membership retention strategy. The technology vice president of a local financial services company was frustrated. A bottom-line strategy depended on the success of a recent reorganization.

Building open communities

Jenny Connected

For example, in 2007, Engestrom wrote of the costs of a community of practice as follows: A community of practice is a fairly well-bounded local entity which has clear boundaries and membership criteria.

Where Will Collaboration Thrive as it Goes Social? Three Keys

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption Council membership for inferring general trends. It's definitely an early adopter group, and is for large organizations - but that's evident based merely on membership entry requirements. About a month ago, Dion wrote a long post looking at where collaboration will thrive when it goes social. He covers a lot of ground, including: - The dominance of social media as a consumer channel for interacting with organizations.

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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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Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

People-to-People : One technique that has worked for some project teams has been to bootstrap membership-building efforts by persuading certain people in the organization that are influential or known for their broad relationships with co-workers to join the social network site. Whether the content is embargoed (membership required to view) or restricted in some way is another choice project teams can make.

Online Community Expert Interview: Jordan Williams, REI

Online Community Report

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Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

Net-Map Toolbox

It is easy to confuse attributes and links, especially with regards to the membership to groups. Group membership is not a link!

Community Goals and Measurements

John Tropea - Delicious Community

M embership: at least 100 members after the first three months, with growth in membership every quarter thereafter. My colleague, Lee Romero , wrote a series of posts about Community of Practice Metrics and Membership in November, 2008. Decrease in membership is definitely a bad sign.

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Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh


More than anything else, because what may well work for one specific community, may not work rather well with another, since they don’t share the same context, the same membership, the same interest area, the same goals, etc.

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Here is a world map showing where KM4Dev members are from: If you are a member of KM4dev you can have a look for yourself, as membership changes and the screen-shot above is now out of date:

Engaging Vetrans with CRM

Alchemy of Change

The goal of this Rucksack project was to automate and thereby dramatically scale up IAVA’s ability to distribute various partner organization rewards to the IAVA’s membership of US veteran. If you’re into using technology to engage people in a mission, you’ve gotta check out this very impressive video. This is a friend, Sam Dorman describing a project he worked on with the folks at Biro Creative and Etherios for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

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Businesses can be community hubs, says RSA report

Social Reporter

The RSA has a large membership of Fellows, who are increasing active in RSA projects.

Businesses can be community hubs, says RSA report

Social Reporter

The RSA has a large membership of Fellows, who are increasing active in RSA projects.

Fascinating Social Media and SEO Case Study

Online Social Networking

The objective of this Facebook watch fair is to increase Gevril Group page membership and member engagement. The four-day International Watch Fair on Facebook , which begins Tuesday, is a free Facebook page event that’s open to the watch industry, the media and the public.

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The Number One Fear of Enterprise Social? Mutiny! - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The company in question decided to cut its subsidised gym memberships, saving an amount which in dollar terms was significant, although in percentage terms it was a drop in the ocean. Log in with your social account: Or, you can log in. or sign up. using Forbes. New Posts. +1

Learning, community values and my skills – this is what I can bring to The Kootenay Coop Board

Michelle Laurie

The Coop is a membership based organization of approximately 10,000 members. How can we grow this membership and encourage more people to shop at the best grocery store in Nelson? I am running for the board of the Kootenay Co-op and would love to have your vote.

What is the Diversification ‘Sweet Spot’? We have an Answer.15%

Governance in a Networked World

In our next article on ‘Companies with networked board members have 85%higher growth rates’ , we identified the power of directors who are involved in ‘double interlocks’ i.e. share a board membership with anther director on multiple boards and therefore providing a stronger lobbying capability.

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Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

Making CommunitySense

Membership (”Lidmaatschap””) : being an explicit member of the community in the sense of having made a commitment to particpate. Introduction: The Tilburg Urban Farming Community. The Tilburg Urban Farmers Community is part of the Urban Farmers for a Liveable Brabant project. The project aims to strengthen and expand the urban farming communities in the cities of Tilburg, Den Bosch and Oss in the southern Dutch province of North Brabant.

How to build a community

Community Guy

Perhaps we should rethink how to honor the early membership as sites grow in a more specific way. Last week, I found myself in a macrobiotic vegan restaurant. That’s what happens when you are dating a vegan!)

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