"The perspective I’ve gained [from the State of Community Management research] has been invaluable in making the case for community-related budget and resources.”
- Alex Blanton, Microsoft
The State of Community Management research series is the online community industry's longest-running and most widely read resource for online community management professionals.
Since 2009, the annual State of Community Management reports, supplemental ebooks, and infographics, set the benchmark for online community management practices, as well as identifying trends and documenting best practices. Published in the Spring of each year, the State of Community Management report is often referred to as the "bible of community management" by practitioners in the industry.
Based on a survey of hundreds of community managers (and other professionals working in community management roles), the State of Community Management reports provide insights into trends, challenges, and best practices in the community field.
Each annual report covers a wide range of topics, including community strategy, engagement, measurement, technology, and career development. They provide data-driven insights and actionable recommendations for community managers and organizations looking to build and grow successful online communities.
The State of Community Management 2022 - Community: The New Normal
The State of Community Management 2021 - Communities Accelerate Impact
The State of Community Management 2020 - Changing the Way the World Works
The State of Community Management 2019 - Communities Ascend: Growing Success, Growing Risks
"The annual research from The Community Roundtable has, indeed, been a major force for advancing the field. I've used each Report to help educate and move forward our leaders’ understanding of community.”
- Jeff Ross, Humana
The State of Community Management 2021
In its 12th year, our annual State of Community Management report provided strategic ideas and tactical benchmarks for global community management professionals.
The SOCM 2021 explores the state of the community management industry through the lens of the eight competencies in the Community Maturity Model.
Each section includes data, ideas, and practitioner perspectives to give you new insight into the community management industry.
The State of Community Management 2020
In 2020, online communities and digital engagement took on dramatic new relevance. We have made considerable progress in translating the generative business model of communities into financial benchmarks, which are critical for organizations as they consider using community approaches to transform their organizations. We can now communicate the generative creation of value in financial terms.
The State of Community Management 2019
The State of Community Management is our annual research platform that tracks the performance of communities and community management across the eight competencies of the Community Maturity Model.
Now in its tenth year, The State of Community Management report is the most referenced and trusted resource in the community industry.
The State of Community Management 2019 explores the question: why aren’t all organizations racing to adopt community approaches?