By Hillary Boucher, Community Manager at The Community Roundtable
March madness took hold of us this month – and I don’t just mean a quasi-competitive team bracket challenge happening over here! Big things happened in TheCR Network this March – and I’m excited to give you another peek behind the membership curtain.
Check what’s been going on inside TheCR Network this past month:
Internal Community Fundamentals Kick Off (Training): I was beyond thrilled to kick off an all-new perk for our members – guided community management training – free as part of their membership! We launched our inaugural course “Internal Community Fundamentals” as a six week virtual group training for members of TheCR Network. Participants will progress through a module based training with peers in a facilitated private group inside TheCR Network. We are so excited to see the engagement and excitement already happening in the first week!
- Show and Tell! Engagement Drivers: Down & Dirty Case Studies (Roundtable Call): One of our most lively discussions this month centered around the idea of programming for engagement. We love hearing from our members what awesome ideas they have implemented – and how they got the engagement they were looking for. This was an awesome call where members from some impressive organizations shared their community successes, while at the same time getting great ideas from their peers.
- The Technology of Community: The Power & Perils of Integrations (Roundtable Call): I like big brains and I cannot lie. One of the biggest perks about my job is that I get to work with some of the community industry’s most interesting people, and this month was no exception. The always amazing Maria Ogneva joined me this month to host a Roundtable call focused onto discuss community platforms in the context of the company’s technology stack. We had a fantastic conversation and it’s always such a treat to put members front and center.
Those are my big highlights for the month, but I’m going to cheat and add in one more member activity that took place outside the Network. I traveled to Las Vegas, along with several other members of TheCR Team for Jiveworld 2016. While Vegas is always an experience this was a special trip.
We had over 25 members in attendance, and got to connect with them in sessions, at out booth, over lunch, dinner and maybe even a few cocktails. I am a strong believer in the power of online communities, but it is always nice to get out and meet members face to face every now and then.
Want to access our exclusive community programming for the benefit of your community work? Looking for community peers to share with and learn form? Reach out and ask us about membership in TheCR Network