We aren't running our community for this type of purpose but it certainly sounds like an interesting concept. I've hung around this community here for a while now and can honestly say that I have never seen anyone post an explanation of their community similar to yours. I'd definitely be interested in learning how it goes for you. Especially the ability for you guys to keep the engagement going over long periods of time. That seems to be the biggest challenge I think for a lot of other community managers.
Grant, the ON2net model reminds me of The Community Roundtable and the Social Business Council. These are two private membership organizations dedicated to building, strengthening, evangelizing the power of relationship building and connection, inside and outside of organizations. I am not currently a member of these groups, but I follow many of the members on Twitter, Google+, here in the Jive community, etc, and know there is some great content shared within the membership. In my opinion, these groups are highly successful and well respected, so I would think a community such as ON2net can also do well with such a model.
Thanks Tricia, yes those groups look like they have also have a focus on providing a community for like-minded people around social business. Ours is a community for people passionate about driving real and effective change in their organisational culture - something that is pretty much essential to creating a social business that can effectively use and get benefit from the multitude of tools/technology available now. It's all about sharing what works and learning and being inspired by other at various parts of the ongoing journey.
Essentially we have built up a wealth of IP, Tools and Stories in this space which we share with our clients but are now wanting to allow in, and share this with Independent Members who want to get real traction.
In the meantime does anyone else out there operate or know of a Jive community which has a paid membership i.e. access is grated one membership fees are paid. Anyone know of a member management system that might assist with the effective management of revenue, member activation etc etc
Will talk soon about a catchup at Jive Trisha.