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Community Plan

Most community plans fall somewhere between impractical and irrelevant.

Your community plan (not strategy) should be specific detailed but flexible.  It should be a step by step set of actions you can use to develop your online community.

The community plan should contain

  • Who is responsible for the action
  • The people that you’re going to approach.
  • How you are going to reach them
  • What you’re going to tell them.
  • How you will convert new members into participants.
  • How you will grow the group.
  • What content you will produce.
  • What you are measuring.

Your plan must be specific. It should be clear who is responsible for what and by which date.

You can break most activates into three sections

Events

  • Hotseats, Conference’s, Teleconference, Launch events, Demonstrations, and Webinars,

Communication

  • Newsletters, Blog posting, uploading of fresh content (seeding), continual promotion of the community , ongoing communications, invitations, forums and marketing

Day to Day

  • Accepting and rejecting members, Training and support, FAQ’s, Moderation, Weeding and Polls

These simple templates let you focus and plan activities for your community over a period of time, constantly keeping the flow throughout the online community

Template 1

Month Identified Need Activities Person/Responsible Actions
1 (Jan)        
2 (Feb)        
3 (Mar)        
4 (Apr)        
5 (May)        
6 (June)        

 

Template 2

Activity Type Month 1 Month 2 Month 3
Events      
Communications      
Day to day activities      


Thanks to Erica Hurley from http://www.ki-network.org and Richard Millington http://www.feverbee.com

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