Congrats to all - Excited to see Sarah's new home page!!
I took the Strategic Community Management course Q1, 2017 and it took me several months to reallocate resources. But i have rolled out one initiative for my most passionate members and it has paid for itself in a month. Last Thursday, I emailed an announcement about another initiative directed to people lacking career confidence and it got a 60% open rate. I am following up on both of those with a call-to action. Will send that this week.
I finished a study guide this week and have just posted it. It includes member created pdfs, whitepapers, webinars, discussions, blog posts and power point decks, as well as some reference material for further reading. I've divided the content into 10 categories and set up 10 new forums related to the categories. I am just about ready to announce this. I am not sure how it will be received.
I am also posting the first in a series of recorded member updates - Put that up this morning and already had a request and a volunteer. And it's not even announced!
Now I need to review and revise the metrics and measurements for these new initiatives, but I'm feeling pretty good about the first 2.