9 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2014 8:23 AM by kim.nelson

    How do we grow the Bay Area Jive User Group

    scottlawley

      Hi Jivers.

       

      Many of you that have had a chance to attend a user group meeting in 2013 will know that I have been soliciting for help in running and growing this community.  Given what our day job is, I'm sure we can all appreciate the effort that is required to make a community successful.  The Bay Area Jive User Group is no different.

       

      What Is The Bay Area Jive User Group?

      A community of ideas, action, and influence... As the name suggests, the Bay Area Jive Users Group is made up of people and organizations that depend on the products and services of one of the world’s best business community platform providers. We discover answers, explore new ideas, solve problems, and develop professional relationships.

       

      Why Do We Need A User Group?

      Share best practices.  We all benefit by interacting with one another.  We share common problems, and the perspectives that we bring to the table can often provide deeper insights and help iluminate potential solutions.

      Demonstrate leadership.  We are all leaders within our own companies, within the communities that we manage, and here in the Bay Area.

      Grow your reputation.  Hosting or participating in user group meetings is an excellent way to grow your reputation, and leveraging what you learn from others by giving back to the other Jive Community members is another way of building a strong reputation.

       

      What Do We Need To Grow?

      In my discussions with many of you, I know one of the key issues you are faced with in managing your own communities is a general lack of resources to properly manage and grow.  Again, this user group is no different.  In order to achieve our goal of becoming a mature and thriving user group where members explore new ideas, solve problems, and develop professional relationships, we need…

       

      Role

      Primary Goal

      Responsibility

      Time Commitment

      Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson

      Grow the user group to be a vital resource to its members and a valuable partner to Jive

      • Be the face of the user group
      • Maintain/deepen relations with Jive Software
      • Stay abreast of all Jive-related products and services
      • Interact and network with other Jive user groups
      • Facilitate user group meetings
      • Host one user group meeting per year
      • Attend JiveWorld
      • Bi-monthly user group meetings
      • JiveWorld
      • Meetings and communications with Jive Software, other user groups, and other constituents on an as-needed basis
      • Bi-monthly user group meetings
      • JiveWorld
      • Meetings and communications with Jive Software, other user groups, and other constituents on an as-needed basis

      Community Manager (Internal & External)

      Foster active engagement amongst user group members

      • Actively engage with user group members in the BAUG
      • Manage and maintain the BAUG, ensuring content is up-to-date
      • Look for ways to connect to and share with other user groups
      • Attend user group meetings
      • Attend JiveWorld
      • Bi-monthly user group meetings
      • JiveWorld
      • Engage online + manage BAUG (< 1 hr. per week)
      • Bi-monthly user group meetings
      • JiveWorld
      • Engage online + manage BAUG (< 1 hr. per week)

      Events Manager

      Ensure smooth execution of all events

      • Maintain annual user group meeting schedule
      • Communicate to all user group members about user group meetings
      • Build user group agenda
      • Identify and coordinate with user group meeting hosts
      • Plan social meet-up at JiveWorld
      • Bi-monthly user group meetings
      • JiveWorld
      • Event planning and communications (< 1 hr. per week)
      • Bi-monthly user group meetings
      • JiveWorld
      • Event planning and communications (< 1 hr. per week)

       

      The next step is up to you.  Who wants to help?

       

      Regards,

      Scott