Community Capers

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

Cultivating community in IMCoPs

Community Capers

I can say that I came to understand the management role as a true enabler; constantly providing and sustaining opportunity for its membership to build community.

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MirandaNet: People

Community Capers

These partnerships are actualized through the community dialogue, research projects, the Advisory Board membership and funding opportunities. This respect is in part due to the calibre of its membership, but also due to the community’s reputation for consistently producing high quality research from authentic contexts. MirandaNet is managed by a small secretariat consisting of the Director and founder, a web editor, an administration manager, and a Fellowship secretary.

The conceptual framework for community development

Community Capers

This blog and the collaborative activities planned to surround each case study are for me an unmissable opportunity to dynamically verify, moderate and challenge the findings by soliciting opinions and perspectives from a broader community membership. This research outlines my conceptual framework built out from the four definitional components to include core conditions and key attributes.

MirandaNet: Social interaction

Community Capers

Through their membership in MirandaNet members have the opportunity to explore new practices with cutting edge ICTs in a consultative organization, where professionals talk, listen and work together. People rarely leave this community. It has maintained a steady growth pattern from the opening five members to the current 300+ members.

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

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.

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?

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

Social Reporter

Tags: All posts Big Society membership ncvo rsa

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.

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.

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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.

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

Tags: All posts Big Society membership ncvo rsa

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

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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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

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. ).

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.

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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.

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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

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

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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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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.

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