If you've been asleep for the last year, this is what you've missed:
1) FeverBee grows
The community space continues to grow and FeverBee along with it. The team has grown, the services we provide have also expanded. We offer consultancy calls, communities strategies (and strategy reviews), consultancy, platform development support, speaking and corporate training for your community managers.
If you want to learn more about how we can help your organization's community efforts, visit our consultancy page. You can also visit our pages to learn more about our training and my personal speaking availability.
2) Buzzing Communities: How To Build Bigger, Better, And More Active Online Communities
We were thrilled to publish our first proper book, Buzzing Communities, this year. The book took years to write, months to edit, weeks to design/format and a day to publish it. It will guide you through the entire process of growing, development and managing your community. You can buy it at Amazon.com.
You can also download half of the book for free, click here.
3) Community Management Training (The Pillar Summit)
We revamped our Professional Community Management to include a book of case studies, checklists, templates, terrific guest speakers, and mover 100,000 words of written material. Participants included representatives from Oracle, Amazon, EMC, Brown-Forman, Wikipedia, Save The Children, Autodesk, ZiffDavis, Fidelity, Johnson Controls, and many more.
The next course will launch on Feb 4th. If you want to learn more, click here.
We also course continued community management course expanded into Australia thanks to our partners at Quiip.
4) Various speaking events
We were thrilled to speak at events in the UK, Canada, and the USA in addition to various online engagements. We have more exciting events next year including the Virtual Community Summit in London and TheSocialConference in Amsterdam. You can watch two our our recent webinars with Ning for free at the links below:
- How to increase activity in your community (free webinar)
- How to grow an online community (free webinar)
We will also soon be announcing the details of our own event, which we're excited about.
5) Best Practices newsletter
We launched our monthly best practices newsletter. This newsletter brings proven social sciences into community development. You can download it here:
6) The Blog
The blog readership has increased. By RSS subscribers, it seem to be the most popular blog dedicated to the topic of online communities. The blog will continue to provide practical advice for growing thriving communities.
Here is a list of our favourite posts throughout the years.
We sincerely thank you for making all of this possible. Our goal remains to help you build communities. We hope that some of our material has been useful.