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Building Community the Lean Startup Way

Private community software, External community software, Software selection
By Karen McCord
September 18, 2018
Need a community platform that allows you to get started quickly, then adapt as your community grows? Experience Breezio In his bestselling book, The Lean Startup, Eric Ries makes the case for  getting new products into customers’ hands faster....
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3 Features To Increase Member Engagement at Your Association

Engagement, Association Tools
By Karen McCord
May 17, 2018
Generating ongoing member engagement for your association is about more than just giving your members a good experience. With increased engagement, you can boost renewal rates and attract new members. Since members primarily join associations to...
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How to Get More Members to Participate in Your Association’s Online Community

Collaboration, Engagement, Community Manager
By Karen McCord
May 14, 2018
When online communities are at their best, content is valuable, members are consistently engaged and everyone involved feels supported and fulfilled by the connection.
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How to Get More Members to Participate in Your Association’s Online Community

Collaboration, Community, Engagement
By Karen McCord
April 18, 2018
When online communities are at their best, content is valuable, members are consistently engaged and everyone involved feels supported and fulfilled by the connection.
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How to Make Your Online Community Your Most Valuable Member Benefit

Collaboration, Community, Engagement
By Karen McCord
April 16, 2018
The transition into the digital space has created both an opportunity and a challenge for members and associations. With in-person or other physical elements traditionally providing value to their membership packages, defining member benefits in...
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Expert Guide: How to Create an Active Online Community for Your Association

Community, Engagement, Community Manager
By Karen McCord
March 08, 2018
Since first appearing on the scene in the 1800’s, associations have been in a constant state of evolution. While first a means of networking at meetings, conferences and advocacy, the digital world provides an additional way for members to make...
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An Interview with Leading Online Community Platform Provider CEO

Community
By Karen McCord
March 07, 2018
 
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The Future of Online Communities: Curated Content

Community, Engagement, Community Manager
By Karen McCord
January 10, 2017
  There are both success and failure stories from membership organizations that have launched online communities over the past several years. If you’re still trying to figure out this puzzle for your organization and are concerned about how to...
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Expert Interview Series: Breezio's Karen McCord on Building Secure Online Communities

Community, Engagement
By Karen McCord
January 04, 2017
  Karen is CEO of a startup SaaS company called Breezio that specializes in building online communities. We recently asked Karen for her insight on how cloud computing encourages collaboration and how a strong and secure IT infrastructure is...
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What Do the Experts Say About Online Community Management?

Scientific community, Scholarly publishing
By Karen McCord
April 27, 2016
  Society Day at the 2016 STM’s Annual Conference was dedicated to exploring the trends that are reshaping societies strategies over the coming few years within publishing, membership, technology, innovation, and growth. I was honored to be a member...
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