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.

Online Community Premium Membership Program Examples

Managing Communities

photo credit: Condor.com 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

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 ClickMillioniares.com, 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

What Everyone Should Know About Membership Campaigns

Hildy Gottlieb

Membership is by no means a new fad. However, before the study quoted in the WSJ gets your board all fired up to institute a membership program, there are words of caution you may want to heed. Caution #1: Membership dues are paid annually. Is it membership?

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

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com 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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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.

2013 63

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.

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

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

Social Reporter

Tags: All posts Big Society membership ncvo rsa

2010 149

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.

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

Social Reporter

Tags: All posts Big Society membership ncvo rsa

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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.

2007 28

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

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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?

2007 130

Online Community Expert Interview: Jordan Williams, REI

Online Community Report

Tags: Expert Interviews Featured Posts community management coop membership online community REI Social Media Strategy

Active Lurkers – The Hidden Asset in Online Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

While it is inevitable that larger communities will end up with 1% of their members being very active users who provide enough value for the 9% of somewhat active users, who together provide enough value for the 90% of lurkers, the largest form of participation in online communities happens to be active lurking, which according to an MIT research study can make up 40-50% of your community membership.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Self-Management Principle: The MPNCs membership must be self-managed. Membership in the MPNC needs to be diverse and balanced. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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Understanding Communities of Practice

Collaborative Thinking

The line between a community and a network is fuzzy in terms of membership, but the difference between a community of practice and a network is that the CoP is interested not just in the connections or relationships, but in the domain and practice. A great series of articles well-worth the time to read if you are interested in Communities of Practice: Communities of Practice (CoPs). CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? CoP Series #3: Community - without people?

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

It seems quaint that for the first two years of TechRepublic we only cared about two numbers: uptime and membership. I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career.

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Sizing the Community Opportunity for B2B

Online Community Strategy

Considerations: Overall Market Size Current Customer Base Projected growth (ideally segmented by Customer Profile) Target vs Current Community Membership (again, segmented by Customer Profile). Three contexts to help create a bigger and better future for your company’s community.

2018 46

Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

In my opinion, this is the best way to make a membership association worth the money (unless, of course, the membership fee radically discounts meetings that you’re going to attend anyway). Introvert v. Extrovert. Image by Jeff Wysaski.

2012 281

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.

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Digital Habitats for project teams

Digital Habitats

When the knowledge and skills required for a project are very cutting-edge or very diverse, project team membership sometimes can’t be known in advance, much less specified. (This post is cross-posted from my blog at Learning Alliances.).

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

2011 104

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.

2013 222

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.

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.

2011 191

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.

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What’s your favourite flavour of KM?

Chris Collison

This requires a temporary shift in leadership style, from social facilitation towards project management, but the membership is broadly unchanged. I’m a big fan of organizational network analysis. I think it’s one of knowledge management’s unsung heroes.

2013 66

MirandaNet: Introduction

Community Capers

This is a structured community where those accepted for membership enter as MirandaNet Scholars. The community membership has been supported by web and e-mail-based technology, as well as public and private web forums and more recently the community has adopted Web2.0

2008 130

Today’s before and after #Change11 MOOC Slides

Nancy White

It was really a stream of consciousness hour — not a presentation at all, where we played around with change (what, who), multiple-membership (the heaven and hell of many places/people to learn with and from) and the roles of “social artist” and “transversal.”

2011 141

JOB ALERT: VP, Social Media Sales

Community Guy

We are looking for a proven membership recruiter/salesperson to pursue and persuade Fortune 1000-type companies to join our communities. This is a BtoB sale to companies in the social media business — but it’s also a relationship-building exercise, because our product is a long-term community membership. Andy with GasPedal just let me know that he’s posted a cool job opening on the Community Guy Job Board for a VP of Social Media Sales.

Taking Knowledge for a walk

Chris Collison

Everyone can see that I’m a dog owner, so my membership of the dog-lovers’-club is visible to all, at the end of a lead. My shaggy-dog story. In April we had a new addition to the family. Alfie the Labradoodle came into our lives, and for 98% of the time, we haven’t looked back.

2012 57

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: https://dgroups.org/groups/km4dev-l/members/overview.

2013 173

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!

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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!)

2011 224

Community questions and possibilities from a little data

Learning Alliances

What is striking to me about the age distribution (apart from the several cases where the age calculation results in a number great than 90) is how very young KM4Dev membership is.

2013 182

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. ).

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

Instead of demographics being about quantity (sales charts, votes in elections and polls, membership in community) we will now have access to a rich tapestry of data and relations. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity.

2018 148

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

Board Gender Quotas? Why Wait?

Governance in a Networked World

The two most common subcommittees, the Audit and Remuneration committees had female representation of less than 8%, lower than the overall ASX board membership, fuelling the ‘token female’ argument.

Gender 180

Are Board Turnover Rates Limiting Diversity Opportunities and Growth?

Governance in a Networked World

We measured board turnover by averaging the year-to-year changes in board memberships since 2004. Concerns had also been raised that female participation on boards was more concentrated for females as it is for males, with females by far having more multiple board memberships.

2013 141