Community Manager Appreciation Day

January 27, 2014

Started by Jeremiah Owyang in 2010, today is Community Manager Appreciation Day – a day to say thanks!

I’ve been a “part-time” community manager for the past six months supporting the Bloomfire communities that supplement Guild Academy live online courses. I was reflecting on the role of community manager and ran across this slide presentation from The Community Roundtable on ‘the dark side of community management.’ According to the eBook, a result of discussion among members, the biggest challenges community managers face:

  1. Lack of or limited resources
  2. Lack of executive support.
  3. Resistance to social technology in an organization.

In support of this appreciation day here is a great slide deck from TheCR Network with strategies to avoid burnout associated with community management.

  • Dan Weaver

    Really enjoyed that slideshow. Yes- facilitator in general is a tricky job. Well done!

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