Articles

Learning from Example: Innovative methods to engage your online community

Submitted on Mon, 2/23/2015 - 6:16pm
What do clean water and foundation libraries have in common? Online community management, for one thing.

The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source

Submitted on Mon, 2/23/2015 - 2:01pm
Debunking the myths of contributing to open source, one frequently asked question at a time.

Trends Over Time in Virtual Volunteering

Submitted on Fri, 2/20/2015 - 5:04pm
For decades, volunteering has transcended time and space to help organizations around the world. Learn how virtual volunteering has evolved.

Supporting Communities Within Your Community

Submitted on Wed, 2/18/2015 - 8:20pm
When thinking about communities to support, let's not forget to look inward at our staff and board members.

To Engage Your Community, Be Helpful, Be Grateful

Submitted on Wed, 2/18/2015 - 4:21pm
Connecting people and thanking them can create a supportive, affectionate place.

Are You or Your Nonprofit or Foundation Being an Askhole?

Submitted on Tue, 2/17/2015 - 10:52am
You know that guy who always asks for your opinion and never does anything with it? Don't be that guy. And by "that guy," we mean "that organization, foundation, or agency."

8 Best Practice Steps for Every Community

Submitted on Fri, 2/13/2015 - 3:23pm
Your community may be awesome, but it needs tending to thrive and grow well.

2015 Is the Year of the Community Manager

Submitted on Thu, 2/12/2015 - 12:17pm
The success of Community Management Appreciation Day (CMAD) is proof positive that the role of the community manager is ascendant.

The Rise of Online Harassment: An interview with Allyson Kapin

Submitted on Tue, 2/10/2015 - 3:40pm
Online harassment is a real concern and one that online communities must acknowledge and address.

Tips and Tools for Board and Committee Engagement

Submitted on Mon, 2/9/2015 - 1:25pm
Your board of directors care about your mission enough to serve in a leadership role for your organization. How can you engage them meaningfully?