We empower clients to succeed 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
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 workshops, 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.
Getting the New Member Experience Right
Learn how the Autodesk community team took on redesigning its entire Customer Support Community, a peer-to-peer platform built over 30 years ago to support their software technology/web applications customers. Download now.
TheCR Effect: EA's More Happy and Effective Workplace
How can you use TheCR Network to create a more supportive, effective, and all-around happier workplace? Ask Bogdan Banasiewicz, Social and Community Team Manager at EA, who did just that. Members RSVP in the Network. Not a member? Join now!
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.
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Note: This post was originally published here. Working out loud (WOL) is essentially any behavior where you share your work transparently with a network of people. That network can be as small as a work team and as large as the Intranet. From my perspective, it is the act of sharing done with the intent of […]Read More
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We all know that a community manager’s to-do list can be daunting, if not paralyzing, at times. But what about a community moderator? Community moderation can be just as demanding. For several years, I was the one and only official member of the community “team” for a large company. Among my many responsibilities was community […]Read More
For years, community thought leaders in TheCR Network have highlighted the importance of community guidelines and policies that promote healthy community behaviors. Make your community guidelines and policies a trellis, rather than a box, and create a frame for your community to flourish. That is still true in 2017. Our best-in-class communities are more likely […]Read More
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