By Hillary Boucher, Community Manager at The Community Roundtable
It is officially Summer! And while our programming does slow down a little in the Summer months June was bustling with activity. We wrapped up another guided community management training course (free for all members), launched an exciting new group and saw tons of activity in our discussion threads.
Check what else has been going on inside TheCR Network this past month:
External Community Fundamentals (Training): Our second official community training class – External Community Fundamentals – just wrapped up and we are delighted with the results. 30 participants contributed to active discussions around the content and people were quick to share their “homework” worksheets with each other to extend the learning even further. Bundling training into our standard membership was one of the most exciting things we’ve done this year – I love providing more value to our members!
Community Tools & Platforms Group (Content Group): TheCR Network is organized internally into groups – like mini-communities of practice. This month we launched another interest specific group – a Community Tools & Platforms Group. The Network is already a safe place for members to ask questions, share stories and get great advice. With this new group we’ve taken it a step further – no vendors allowed. While our members have always shared candid advice about their experiences with different vendors this is just a new way to gather that info in one place, and make finding an answer to the questions you have even easier. Our goal with this group is to help members assess and choose community platforms more strategically.
- Ideation, Challenges & Community (Discussion Thread): Nothing makes my community management heart sing like members helping members. This month we had a lively discussion centered around “Ideation, Challenges & Community” – which resulted in some epic sharing on our members parts. This was a textbook example of community gone right – members sharing program details and lessons learned to help each other learn and grow. Can’t ask for much more than engagement like that!
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