Published by Angus on 15 Mar 2010 at 05:43 am
Following Amy Sample Ward’s example over at Version on NPTech, we’re going to start sharing some of our favorite posts from around the web on the subjects of community building and how nonprofits using social media. Enjoy.
- When an influential community member goes rogue – A great post by Martin Reed of Community Matters sharing some tips on how to manage a key community member who has gone rogue. Key takeways are stick to your community guidelines (and if you don’t have any develop them asap),steer the conversation, privately contact the member, and get others to intervene.
- The Engagement Pyramid: Six Levels of Connecting People and Social Change: Groundwire’s Gideon Rossenblatt shares their engagement pyramid that looks a lot like ours. But they take it a step further by recommending goals and specific actions for each level. Well worth a read.
- Improve Any Online Community Without Spending A Penny: Richard Millington of FeverBee shares his tips on improving your community by doing more with less. For example, removing unused features, talking to less members more often, and arranging real-time interactions.
- Want to go viral? Create something ‘awe-inspiring’: Angela Conner on CapStrat reports on a recent New York Times study that suggests the key to going viral are stories that are awe-inspiring, emotional, positive and surprising.
- How to Get Your Nonprofit into Local Newspapers: Rebecca Leaman over at Wild Apricot share ideas on how to get noticed by print media. It’s not all about social media especially for nonprofits with a local footprint.
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