Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe
Word of mouth has always been the best grassroots way to communicate. And social networking is just digital word of mouth and discussion.
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21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe
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Ministries, non-profits, evangelists, and churches who ‘get’ social networking are finding huge opportunities. (See recent survey of church use of networking.) I was talking to the former CEO of a Christian UK charity last week, and he shared how in a challenging economic environment, they had grown dramatically because they employed young web-savvy staffers to whom social networking was as natural as breathing, and intentionally developed a digital strategy.
No criticism intended, but many ministries, born in the days of one-way paper communication, find it hard to see how a grassroots conversation could help them. They either do not even attempt social networking, or else fail by trying to use it as a publicity pulpit, rather than a cafe, conversation and community.
Yet an understanding of effective digital communication will be, for many, the difference between survival and extinction. It really is mission-critical. There are non-profits who will sadly not exist in three years, because they didn’t understand this.
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