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August 02 2011

21:21

5 lessons Lady Gaga can teach the news industry about community building

The original article headline is: "5 Things Lady Gaga Can Teach Marketers About Community Building", but why should journalists and news outlets not profit from the findings as well ...

FastCompany :: Building communities all starts with finding a common thread that brings people together. Experiences help define or typify what a community is all about. A community can be extremely close knit, yet very different when looked at on an individual level. But the commonality is that every community has a soul, and to tap into its soul in a meaningful way unlocks all its secrets. Louis Marino, the author of this article, worked extensively in the music industry. He learned an awful lot about musicians. No, not their hard-living lifestyles and jaw-dropping spending habits. Marino: "I’m talking about their incredible sense of community and loyalty.

Continue to read Louis Marino, expert blogger, www.fastcompany.com

April 14 2011

08:26

We’re Hiring! Global Community Builder (CEE)

We’re currently looking for a veteran community builder with experience growing and managing community-driven projects in central and eastern Europe and around the world.

Here’s a quick summary of the role:
The CDI Global Community Builder will inform and implement the design and ongoing management of all CDI programmatic activities across the region, including grant-supported projects. Specifically, the Community builder is focused on growing participation and connections across TechSoup’s web properties and partner sites via implementing a social media strategy, supporting offline events in the region, facilitating workshops and/or trainings, and managing the launch and development of web-based challenges in the region.

Our dream candidate is naturally curious, inspired by the potential of the social web, and has already demonstrated their ability to bring diverse groups of people together to get things done. Bonus points for previous involvement in the NetSquared or nptech community.

Does this sound like you or someone you trust? Check out the full details including application instructions!

Note: Our team is distributed, but we’re particularly interested in candidates in Poland or elsewhere in central or eastern Europe.

September 13 2010

11:38

September 2010 Community Builder Chat: How to Participate

The monthly Community Builder chat series is part of the #4Change community of regularly scheduled chats, bringing together people from around the world to talk about examples, practices, tips and more as we all explore the way technology can be used for social change.  This is the second in what will be a monthly series of chats specifically focused on Community Building.

When:

Topics:

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September 10 2010

19:48

Community Site for Nonprofit Leaders

Check out CoreWeb Inc,'s recently launched community site: www.coreweb.com.

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August 20 2010

14:07

Community Builder Chat Wrap-Up & September Details

(This is reposted from my blog at AmySampleWard.org)

Last night was the first in what will now be a monthly chat for community builders or those interested in learning more about building community, on and offline.  The goal of this chat was to set some of the ground work for us to build on going forward. Below you’ll find highlights from the first chat and details for the next one!

August 2010 – Community Builder Chat Wrap Up

Last night’s chat had a good turn out for being the very first one – thanks to everyone who lurked, joined in, and shared! The two main questions explored were:

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June 17 2010

13:09

#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Last week, I had a fun time moderating the June #4Change Twitter Chat on Online Community Building. Thanks to all those who participated or followed along, and to those who will join the conversation now! This wrap up will highlight some of the insights and resources shared during the chat, but, if you’d rather, you can review the full transcript.

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December 11 2009

09:13

NetSquared White Paper: Building Community to Foster Social Innovation

Here at NetSquared we are proud, honored, and in awe every day of the very special global community made up of local groups and their networks, the ties between local groups around the world, and the project teams from all over the globe focused on innovations that help us make the world a better place.  Reflecting on the Community and the work being done in every corner of the world, we've tried to articulate some of the aspects that make the NetSquared Community so unique and also so powerful.

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