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…
Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson
Grow the user group to be a vital resource to its members and a valuable partner to Jive
Community Manager (Internal & External)
Foster active engagement amongst user group members
Ensure smooth execution of all events
The next step is up to you. Who wants to help?