We are working on maintaining an existing community, but starting to plan out our transition to a new platform…without upsetting the many good things we have going on in our exiting community+platform…yikes! It will be tough now, but best in the long term with increased opportunity to build engagement with our audience.
Our closed community of online college teachers is currently around 1,200 strong, but expected to grow to about 4,000 over the next couple years before it probably caps out.
Though I’ve been fairly successful at avoiding the “what tool” question, I can’t get past the notion that tools DO matter–both for community members to find content and other members and easily contribute, as well a to community admins and managers that want to know what/how well the community is doing (analytics).
For those that care…or wish to advise us here, we’re moving off of Ning.com