We empower community leaders with innovative, collaborative and research-based community strategies.
We've built the resources to help community managers work smarter.
Whether you're a team of one, are trying to scale your community program or are part of a dynamic group of community practitioners, we offer exclusive access to the tools, models, research, resources, and people you need to be successful.
As a community program owner, you have more on your plate than just the day-to-day success of your community.
Whatever your current challenge - calculating ROI, cultivating stakeholder support, selling your community to your executives, something else - we can help.
Are you are tasked with the long term success of your organization's community initiatives?
We help some of the world's most successful brands get the most out of their community programs. Through thoughtful training, thought leadership and advisory services we can support even the toughest community challenges.
Who we work with...
We Know Community.
Are you looking to:
- Get your team aligned on your community approach?
- Energize a group of stakeholders and connect the dots from business strategy to community strategy?
- Facilitate a workshop to generate a community strategy or program plan?
Our community advisory services will help you suceed.
TheCR Network is your one-stop resource for best practices, expert advice, actionable case studies, and answers to (almost) every community question you can imagine. We make your job as a community professional a breeze by connecting you to the people and ideas you need - when you need them.
Community Management Training
Our research shows that investing in professional development for your community team is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen your community management.
Our live workshop TheCR Connect, and our on-demand courses, and custom curriculum ensure you have access to the community knowledge you need to be successful.
Research and Models
Our research, models, and frameworks are the industry standard for community practitioners to learn, validate and develop winning strategies.
From our annual State of Community Management research to our comprehensive Community Maturity Model and Community Engagement Framework, we empower community practitioners to level up their community expertise.
Explore our most recent case studies, events, and research for community management practitioners.
Driving Community Participation and Engagement With Gamification
Learn how EA built a gamification-based support hub and a two-tiered super-user program that increased traffic, converted lurkers and deflected contacts from Live Support channels. Download now.
Michael Brito, a longtime friend, and contributor to TheCR Network and Executive Vice President of Zeno Group, recently published a book Participation Marketing: Mobilizing Employees to Participate and Become Brand Storytellers and we’re excited to learn more.
The State of Community Management 2017
The SOCM 2017 provides a snapshot of the progress and changes in community management, based on research of more than 300 communities around the world.
Download The SOCM 2017 now.
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In The State of Community Management, our comparison of internal and external communities described them as “similar, but different.” That holds true for internal and external community professionals as well. Our research finds that, when you focus on active members, the engagement profile of internal and external communities isn’t that different — they have similar […]Read More
Content: Ensuring the community is generating value Community Managers place the highest relative value on content skills, although all three key roles give writing and communication high marks. Community managers’ content skills are focused on the development and production of community content and programs. At higher levels, those skills are less utilized, while being able […]Read More
I’m thrilled to share an advance agenda for TheCR Connect 2018! Communities hold the power to create real change at every level of organizations. Through thoughtful, attendee-led programs we’ll explore how community management transforms everything from the way people communicate to the wider culture of organizations. Participants will walk away with new skills, case studies, research, and network of […]Read More
Engagement: The day-to-day lifeblood of communities Engagement skills are likely what comes to mind when one pictures the life of “typical” community manager, and these daily skills are indeed what helps communities form and grow. Engagement skills are a core skill family for all community roles — without engagement fundamentals, it is impossible to understand […]Read More
Strategy: Proving the value of community Strategic skills are the most valued skillset across all community roles, and community strategy development is the most valued of the 50 skills in the Community Skills Framework. For community professionals, this demonstrates the constant need to assess input and activity through a strategic lens — without doing so, […]Read More
If you’re a strong individual contributor looking for a part-time, flexible role you may be a great fit for the marketing specialist role at The Community Roundtable. Note: This job is a part-time (15-25 hours per week) contract position. We are a 100% remote team. Salary is paid hourly and benefits are not offered. Skills required: […]Read More
Welcome to the latest episode in our community management podcast series, “Conversations with Community Managers.” Join TheCR’s Jim Storer and Shannon Abram as they chat with community managers from a variety of industries about their community journey. They ask the community questions you want to know the answers to, including: What’s your best advice for someone just starting out in Community Management? What […]Read More
Note: This content appears in a slightly different form in our ebook: CMGT 101: 17 Community Leaders Share Their Secrets for Success.CMGT 101 is packed with engagement ideas, governance tips, career advice, and more from community leaders working at innovative organizations like CA Technologies, Aetna, Electronic Arts, SAP, Pearson, Akamai, and Atlassian. Download the ebook here for free. […]Read More
A quick search on LinkedIn finds more than 1,000 jobs with “Community Manager” in the title at any given moment. Subtract the ones about property management, and add in “Online Community”, “Community Specialist” and a dozen other terms and you are left with several hundred job descriptions — not two of which have the exact […]Read More
By Shannon Abram, Relationship Manager at The Community Roundtable. Directors of community are responsible for community programs – strategy, governance, team management and budgets. Not every community has a director – instead, a functional executive often takes on these responsibilities. The director of community role is more common in mature communities, in large organizations and […]Read More