When Jeremiah Owyang, the father of Community Manager Advancement Day (formerly Community Manager Appreciation Day) approached us for a CMAD 2020 contribution we said, “YES!!”
We work with innovative, enthusiastic, and engaged global community professionals and we knew they would have amazing advice to share with their community peers.
The theme of CMAD 2020 is “self-care”. In Jeremiah’s words:
“The stresses and woes of community management continue to increase, they’re expected to be on, all the time, responding to all types of topics and issues. Tech is a wonderful thing, but too much is really unhealthy. We’ve heard the old adage, and can apply it here: It’s easier to care for the community, once you’ve taken care of self.”
With the help of some community friends, we put together a special CMAD 2020 ebook: "CMGR Self-Care: Advice and Ideas from 25 Community Leaders". In it, you’ll find advice from 25 community leaders for practicing meaningful self-care.
We’ve also included data about the community management role that may surprise you, taken from our Community Careers and Compensation 2020 report. You’ll also find self-care ideas ranging from meditation, stretches, and mindfulness exercises you can complete right at your desk.
We hope this book helps you find new ways to take care of yourself.
Happy Community Manager Advancement Day 2020!
Community Manager Advancement Day (CMAD) takes place every 4th Monday of January and is a day to recognize and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world.
Over the years we've celebrated CMAD through in-person events, happy hours, hangouts, online shout-outs and even ebooks.
You can browse our past celebrations below.