By Amy Turner, The Community Roundtable
Let’s face it – a lack of “human capital” can play a huge role in slowing the growth of a community, and it’s only the most forward-thinking organizations that preemptively add capacity. That means it’s up to you to make the case for help, even as you do more of everything. But it turns out there is one resource that is willing, eager and able and often goes untapped. Your current community.
The State of Community Management 2016 finds that our most successful communities, the “Best in Class”, did a better job of tapping into the talent already in their systems to take a more active role in a number of areas, including community programs.
In his latest post, The best community managers share leadership of community programs, Ted McEnroe shares how the best communities don’t offer more community programs than their peers, they just bring a wider variety of voices and expertise into that programming.
Scaling your programming by leveraging internal talent is powerful for a number of reasons, including helping you scale yourself, strengthening your members’ commitment and introducing skeptics and outsiders to the community. You can read Ted’s full post here.
Things We Are Reading This Week:
New Social Media and Community Jobs
Product Manager, Community – Flipboard – Palo Alto, CA
Community Manager – Thornton Tomasetti – New York, NY
Community Operations & Infrastructure Manager – Oracle – Redwood Shores, CA
Community Manager – Townsquared – Portland, OR
Community Manager – DroneDeploy – San Francisco, CA
Social Media Community Manager – Main Street Hub – Austin, TX
Manager, Customer Community – GoDaddy – Sunnyvale, CA
Community Manager – 2K Games – Novato, CA
Community Engagement Manager – Reading Partners – Oakland, CA
Director of Educator Engagement and Program Digital Strategy – Facing History and Ourselves – Brookline, MA