As most of you will already know, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020. What you might not know, however, is what exactly this means for you as a Community Manager, and the impacts it will have on your community and your practices.
If you love to read new books to inspire your community work, then 2019 was an incredible year. So many new books arrived that talk about community and community-building work. To help you gear up for some fun and productive 2020 reading, I put together my top 5 recommended books for community managers this year. These also make great gifts for your team or colleagues! Enjoy!
Every year we all make a new years resolution, and yet every year, most of us fail at actually fulfilling it. Perhaps we set the bar too high, or perhaps we lose interest too quickly; either way, most of us get to the end of January and have already lost.
The trick, in my opinion, is setting yourself goals that are actually achievable.
Do you like to read? I'd personally prefer to grab a video game—but there are some things that I'll make an exception for. If the topic is interesting and it draws my eye, I'll scan the first page. From there, you can quickly tell if it's a quality read or not.
Those in the community space (such as ourselves) will defend the value of community until the very end. We’ve written an endless amount of blogs and eBooks on the benefits of community, and indeed, our colleagues in the community space have agreed with our assertions every step of the way.
But as logical and obvious as the benefits of community may seem, we’re aware that there could be a disconnect between community in theory and community in practice; that is, what leading community experts say about community might not actually be the case when you speak to organizations directly.