By Hillary Boucher, Community Manager at The Community Roundtable.
Summer is just flying by inside TheCR Network. I exercised some work-life balance and took a fully unplugged vacation this month thanks to my supportive team who held down the fort while I was out of the office. And while we decrease the number of virtual live events we host due to vacation season the network has been quite busy in the forums. Here are a few samples of discussions, collaboration, and knowledge sharing that occurred inside TheCR Network this month.
- Zero to Community: Building Community from the Ground Up (Discussion): We have a number of experienced community managers who have taken on new roles where they are building a community from scratch. A few months ago we held a call to share mini-case studies on getting from zero to pilot, but the collaboration continued this month. A member started a thread requesting a sample RFP as he prepares to tool up and he received incredibly detailed and supportive resources from fellow members who had recently gone through the process. It’s the kind of discussion thread that makes a community manager proud.
- Community Manager Salary Survey Member Event (Virtual Event): As you probably know we released a new research initiative and are in the process of gathering responses for our Community Manager Salary Survey. We threw a member event as a fun and convenient way to get members to block off some time on their calendar to take the 15 minute survey. We hosted a virtual chat where they could check-in, get a community manager high-five, and connect with our team and peers. It was a great success and a good way to connect and collaborate. All attendees received a digital delight package including exclusive badges and bonus downloads for our summer challenge.
- Using the Community Maturity Model as an Internal Consultant (Report): This month we released reports from an extremely valuable demo and case study shared by a member who built a maturity assessment tool off of the Community Maturity Model and is using it to consult across his large company. We love seeing members build off of each others’ work and add valuable resources back into the TheCR Network for their peers. I’m very pleased to add this report to our archives. (Did you know we have 200+ Roundtable Reports archived and catalogued by competency in the member library?)
If you want to get a full idea of what membership is like you can take a look at this extensive overview which shares our general programming opportunities and resources made available to members.
We’re looking ahead to fall and planning a robust programming calendar for members. If you are interested in joining us or have more questions about membership please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.
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