The power of Linkedin Meetups

Are you linked with any groups on LinkedIn? Probably yes… But do these groups ever organize a Meetup? And have you ever attended such a Meetup? I’m linked to quite some groups, but not all groups turn out to be as valuable. Only one group stands out from the rest: the Community Managers group (NL). This group, initiated by Kirsten Wagenaar, connects community enthusiasts and organizes Meetups every two months. Here’s why!
Community experts in the field want to connect with each other to share experiences and best practices. Because Community Management is a relatively new field of expertise, peers are looking for tips and tricks and others’ experiences.
Thursday January 6th we’ve had the honor of hosting the 9th CMNL Meetup in our Dutch office in Rotterdam. The theme of the evening was the role of the Community Manager. Presentations of Tom de Ruyck and myself gave us the opportunity to share our philosophy on Research Communities and the role of the Community Manager. Interested to read more about the Meetup? Harold Kip from Communitymanagers.nl wrote a full summary of the evening (sorry, it’s in Dutch)!
The Meetup was an inspiring evening and we got the opportunity to talk to a lot of community enthusiasts. So, my Linkedin group has proven to be very useful! What about yours?

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