Community, Your Destiny and the Importance of Going Back to the Future
Here is a partial list of things that happened in 1985: USA for Africa recorded the charity single, “We are the World” Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and de facto leader of the Soviet Union. Coca-Cola...Read More
Your New Community: What to Expect in the First 90 Days
Congrats! Cue the confetti because you’ve just finished your first implementation! All these months of brainstorming meetings with your team have finally come to fruition. Now, it’s time to open the community to your members. You can just kick you...Read More
Radical Acts: Rituals and Building Trust in Community
For many organizations, launching a community comes with haunting worries: Will anyone log in, let alone participate? Will our staff need to prompt every discussion? Will our members, of their own volition, really connect with each other? In an in...Read More
How Are You Optimizing Volunteer Engagement?
We’ve been talking recently about how to understand the value of volunteers within your organization. If you missed the two previous posts in this series, get caught up on quantifying the value of a volunteer and understanding the role that volunt...Read More
Personify Community: The Founder’s Story
Thirteen years ago, in the fall of 2005, I filed the incorporation papers. From of a dual process of creativity and evaluation that spanned personal passion and market opportunity considerations, Small World Labs was born. On Friday, November 9, 2...Read More
Have We Reached the Facebook Tipping Point?
1997 was the year Harry Potter was published, “Titanic” opened at the box office and the Hanson brothers skateboarded into the hearts of teen girls everywhere and gave us all the earworm that was their catchy pop hit “Mmmbop.” It also the year I s...Read More
Personalized Member Experience at Scale Announced at ASAE Annual Event
Personify announces innovative guided tours to extend member engagement August 20, 2018—Austin, Texas— Personify, Inc. (“Personify”), the leading provider of technology solutions for association and nonprofit organizations, unveiled a new function...Read More
For a Vibrantly Engaged Community, Look to Third Place Theory
When an organization comes to us to help them build a new online community, we’re reaching for something that is more than the sum of modules, content blocks and member data. In each implementation, we strive to create a unique space where members...Read More