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Join The Community Roundtable to discuss best practices in community management with global community, collaboration, and change management experts.

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Join The Community Roundtable to discuss best practices in community management with global community, collaboration, and change management experts.

    Authentic Engagement in Online Communities

    Authentic Engagement in Online Communities

    Episode #101 features Penny Schnarrs, Director of Community Relations and Strategy at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).







    Hosts Jim Storer and Shannon Abram chat with Penny about community building and virtual engagement with a medical organization. She shares strategies for authentic engagement in online communities, and highlights the need for innovation and connection beyond in-person meetings.







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    About Penny Schnarrs







    Penny Schnarrs is the Director of Community Relations and Strategy at the American Association of Medical Colleges. She is also part-time faculty at Point Park University, teaching first-year students.







    About AAMC







    The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care by supporting the entire spectrum of medical education, medical research, patient care, and community collaborations conducted by our member institutions. We are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our goal to improve the health of people everywhere.

    The Intersection of Learning and Communities

    The Intersection of Learning and Communities

    Drum roll please! We’ve officially hit triple digits! Today, we’re celebrating a major milestone – the 100th episode of the Community Conversations podcast!



















    It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since we embarked on this podcasting journey together. From the very first episode, in 2009 (with Keith Burtis from Best Buy!), we’ve strived to bring you engaging conversation with innovative community professionals.The podcast has gone through some changes in the past 15 years (who hasn’t?) changing name from TheCR Quick Chat to Conversations with Community Managers to the current title, Community Conversations.







    Looking back, we’re filled with gratitude for all the amazing guests that we’ve learned from along the way. We’ve had the privilege of interviewing industry experts like Marjorie Anderson, Chris Catania, Helen Chen, Jillian Bejtlich, Brian Oblinger, Christopher Detzel, Monique Van Den Berg, and so many more.







    We’re thrilled to share episode 100 with you today – featuring Allison Brotman, Vice President of Learning and Community at UKG. Allison shares her unique perspective on merging online communities and using learning and community methods to drive product adoption in SAAS organizations.























    Listen to Allison Brotman on the Intersection of Learning and Communities















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    About Allison Brotman







    Allison Brotman is an award-winning community executive with over 15 years of experience advancing strategic initiatives and business transformation across the training, learning, and development spheres. She leads with innovation, expertise, and care. Her depth of expertise in instructional design, content development, and translation tools create engaging learning opportunities that are accessible to broad audiences. From a technical perspective, she brings a solid understanding of LMS, CMS,

    • 25 min
    Community Building for Associations

    Community Building for Associations

    Episode #99 of Community Conversations features Catherine Hackney, an online community consultant specializing in association member communities with Confident Communities Consulting. Catherine discusses the importance of online communities for associations and non-profits.







    Catherine shares best practices for engaging association members, getting executive buy-in and making data-driven decisions.







    Highlights include:









    * Community building and platform usage for associations and non-profits.







    * Engaging associations and communities through volunteerism, purpose statements, and awareness.







    * Importance of online community for associations, with a focus on executive buy-in and data-driven decision-making.







    * Managing Association communities, moderation, and decision-making.







    * Simplifying and optimizing community engagement for associations.







    * Work-from-home tips.

























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    About Catherine Hackney







    Catherine is a reliable online community management consultant with ten years’ experience. She helps organizations increase retention and revenue by building a thriving online community for their audience. She is an expert in increasing online member engagement and is highly experienced on the Higher Logic and Tradewing platforms. Catherine is a Certified Higher Logic Partner.







    About Confident Communities Consulting







    Online communities thrive when nurtured with precision. CCC understands that community success requires ongoing attention. This comprehensive approach covers the spectrum of community management, ensuring seamless launches and day-to-day upkeep. Resulting in a vibrant online space that not only attracts member engagement but becomes a hub your members are excited to be a part of and eager to share with their peers. Trust CCC to cultivate an online experience that truly flourishes. CCC offers:







    Strategic Development: Confident Communities Consulting works with you to craft a concise and effective strategy, aligning with your goals and objectives.







    Platform Research and Selection: Identify the best platform to fit your specific needs and budget, ensuring optimal performance and engagement.







    Efficient Platform Utilization: Community platforms can be complex and time-consuming to learn. Partner with CCC to leverage the full capabilities of your chosen platform, implementing workarounds that suit your needs.

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    Melanie Binder on Community Technology Platforms

    Melanie Binder on Community Technology Platforms

    Episode #98 of Community Conversations features Melanie Binder, Senior Manager, Community and Council Engagement, who discusses her work at Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and how she developed and launched a hybrid community platform for their members, and best practices when evaluating community technology platforms.







    Hosts Jim Storer and Shannon Abram chat with Melanie about her experience transitioning from account management to community management, the intricacies of navigating the online community technology platforms market, and finding the community technology platform that is the right fit for your organization.























    Melanie also shares ideas for expanding your community team, creating content that works for your audiences, and expectations for a successful migration when changing community technology platforms.







    Listen to Melanie Binder on Community Technology Platforms















    This podcast was made possible by support from Verint.















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    About Melanie Binder







    Melanie is currently the Senior Manager, Community and Council Engagement for Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA), and was previously a Community Manager with HFMA. With over 25 years of experience in client services, she was closely involved in the strategic planning, development and launch of new digital communities for both HFMA and ASPB.







    As a digital communicator and strategist, she is passionate about creating networks and programs that align with organizational missions and objectives which in turn, provides better service to members.







    Melanie was awarded the 2023 Community Leadership Award for Pack Leadership – demonstrating outstanding leadership among her community peers.







    About Healthcare Financial Management Association







    HFMA empowers healthcare financial professionals with the tools and resources they need to overcome today’s toughest challenges. From online education and certifications to critical regulatory analysis, the benefits of membership are designed to help you create a sustainable future for your organization. You can learn more access their online community here.









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    Leveraging Data Analytics for Community Success

    Leveraging Data Analytics for Community Success

    Community Conversations is a long-running podcast series highlighting community success stories from a wide variety of online community management professionals.











    Episode #97 of Community Conversations features Chris Catania, Head of Community at Esri.







    Hosts Jim Storer and Shannon Abram chat with Chris about Leveraging data analytics for community success, community building and education for executives, and his work building a community ROI model and its impact on organizational value at Esri.







    Chris shares ideas for building out your own cost benefit model, and explores the positive impact of measuring community ROI.























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    About Chris Catania







    Chris is an award-winning enterprise community building expert. For more than 20 years, he has helped leaders build community-driven organizations that leverage the power of community and collaboration to deepen trust, increase loyalty, build better products, drive engagement, save millions and grow top-line revenue. As a speaker, consultant and strategist, he has helped audiences transform disengaged customers into loyal and passionate brand advocates. He has led clients to create a digital workplace that connects and builds strong employee relationships and networks. Today he speaks and leads workshops to empower leaders to leverage community as a strategic asset in the workplace and a competitive advantage in the marketplace.







    About Esri







    Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping.







    Since 1969, they have supported customers with geographic science and geospatial analytics, what they call The Science of Where.







    They take a geographic approach to problem-solving, brought to life by modern GIS technology. They are committed to using science and technology to build a sustainable world.







    About Esri Community







    Esri Community is an award-winning global online community of Esri users where you can find solutions, share ideas, and collaborate to solve problems with GIS.







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    Using MVPs to Power Effective Communities

    Using MVPs to Power Effective Communities

    Community Conversations is a long-running podcast series highlighting community success stories from a wide variety of online community management professionals.











    Episode #96 of Community Conversations features Michelle Mathias, Manager, Community Experience and Programs (Esri Community), and Brianna Ettley, Community Manager, Engagement and Content at Esri.







    Hosts Jim Storer and Shannon Abram chat with Michelle and Brianna about the Esri Community program, including a deep dive in their award-winning community advocacy programs.







    They also discuss cultivating community leaders, how they grew the MVP program in the Esri Community since its start in 2014, and what’s in store for the Esri Community as they plan a migration to Khoros’ Aurora platform.























    Listen to Michelle Mathias and Brianna Ettley on Using MVPs to Power Effective Communities























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    About Esri







    Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping.







    Since 1969, they have supported customers with geographic science and geospatial analytics, what they call The Science of Where.







    They take a geographic approach to problem-solving, brought to life by modern GIS technology. They are committed to using science and technology to build a sustainable world.







    About Esri Community







    Esri Community is an award-winning global online community of Esri users where you can find solutions, share ideas, and collaborate to solve problems with GIS.







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    * The Intersection of Learning and Communities

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