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Is a community right for your organization?

Andrew Kratz, president and founder of Social Edge Consulting, shares his thoughts on the business value of communities in the first of a series of blog posts. In this post, Andrew talks about how his social journey began, his background working with collaboration platforms, and two challenges the community platform industry faces.

Celebrate #CMAD in style... with a free tile!

Happy Community Management Appreciation Day! On this day of appreciation, we would like all Jive and Lithium JX clients to experience the benefits of a premium Tile by Social Edge. ‍‍Beginning today, you can purchase the Accordion Tile for zero dollars if you act by March 1, 2019. Don't wait - take advantage of this special offer today!

Social Network Analysis to Visualise the Jive Social Graph

Over recent years we’ve seen a focus on metrics showing more direct top and bottom line impacts and ROI for online communities. Jive's upcoming “PeopleGraph” promises to “re-establish people as the center of enterprise social networks." In this post, strategist Simon Scullion shows us how Jive's REST API can be used for Social Network Analysis.

GDPR is coming. Is your community ready?

We have developed GDPR Apps that enable you to manage and respond quickly to any data requests and provide a user with the ability to provide or withdraw consent to the use of their personal data. These apps make it easy to ensure your Jive instance is GDPR compliant, allowing you to fulfill your obligations as a data controller.

A New Year's Resolution all Community Managers can stick to in 2018

At the start of a new year, people tend to create resolutions for themselves, generally focused on things they want to do more, or less, of going forward. From new exercise regimens to kicking bad habits, these resolutions are typically focused on accomplishing new goals and overall self-improvement, providing a clean state to kick start their year. But why stop there?

Introducing the Ideas Tile - just in time for the holidays!

We're excited to announce a new addition to our growing collection of Tiles by Social Edge: the Ideas Tile! Our Ideas Tile lets you display your community's ideas in a dynamic and colorful way. Highlight your member's great ideas on any landing page to promote voting and display the status of each idea. You can add visual tabs to the tile to organize ideas by stage, place, activity or creation date.

Inside Out - Driving Adoption through Gamification

External communities are a curious thing. Why does a user repeatedly return to a community that they aren't being paid to or required to participate in? If it's not an obligation, why do they choose to invest their own personal time in the community? What motivates them to be there?

New Tile Alert: Say Hello to the Place Grid

We're thrilled to present another addition in our growing Tiles by Social Edge store: The Place Grid. Our Place Grid gives you the power to display a more visually-striking presentation of the places most important to your users. Not only that - but it's a significantly easier and code-free alternative to the out of the box tiles.

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