Engage your community with topics that you care about by asking a question or posting an idea to the group. Build trust and loyalty by empowering teams to work together through group participation.
Invite your group members to comment and vote on topics or ideas that interest the whole community. Find out where your people stand by quickly identifying important issues that matter the most based on group input.
See the results that you and your community helped to create. Results provide real-time visibility of group engagement, participation, overall opinion, and inform members of actions taken or planned, based on their input.
Seed with People Encourage your most prominent community leaders and respected group members to get the ideas flowing in your Collaborize community. This will help influence other group members to join and participate.
High Visibility Make your Collaborize community highly visible to its group members: mention it in emails, reports, newsletters, social networking sites and whenever you have in-person meetings.
Tap your resources The best ideas come from those closest to the work. Give your members a chance to contribute and reward them for good solutions.
Offer Incentives Encourage participation by recognizing and rewarding the valuable contributions that your group members make.
Reach-In For Internal Communities
Collaborize makes it easy to reach-in to internal groups, through a private site, to improve communication and decision-making, engage participants to share, discuss, and vote on important ideas and issues.
Reach-Out For External Communities
Collaborize allows you to reach-out to external audiences, through a public site, to understand what they are looking for, what their preferences are, and what their opinions, behaviors or issues are in relation to your product, service or to various topics that interest them.
Examine the following different types of organizations and see how reach-in and reach-out communities can be engaged.
Examples of Reach-In Communities:
As a Small Business community moderator, invite your existing customers to give their input and feedback on the success of using a beta product or service.
As a Town Hall community moderator, coordinate and organize your volunteers on how to best execute the plans and events for your campaign strategy.
As a Non-Profit community moderator, engage your different department heads to share ideas on promotions or incentives that have raised productivity amongst your employees or volunteers.
Examples of Reach-Out Communities:
As a Small Business community moderator, invite potential customers to give their feedback on the look of your store, accessibility of your products and customer service at their disposal.
As a Town Hall community moderator, encourage possible party supporters to give their input on the current campaign efforts and initiatives your party can potentially support.
As a Non-Profit community moderator, survey your community members or volunteers on which companies should be recognized for their outstanding service in helping your non-profit organization.