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Understanding online communities series

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Why we build online communities?
The five key reasons to create online communities are;
1. Knowledge sharing. This means breaking down the silos of knowledge across a program, an organisation or an ecosystem.
2. Alignment - when everyone is 'pulling in the same direction' the program moves with agility.
3. Ideation - creativity and ideas don't always show themselves in a strategy session. In a community ideas are shared, improved on, iterated, etc.
4. Impact - which results when the above are in place

Do you need an online community?

Do not build your community of Facebook and here is why?

The difference between online communities, forums, and community portals.

You can't fix a problem without those most affected.

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An online community or internet community is a group of people with a shared interest or purpose who use the internet to communicate with each other. Online communities have their own set of guidelines and needs, like online community engagement, moderation, and management.

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Read on the benefits of online communities

UNICEF on online communities. Download here.

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To better understand online communities and why you need to create one. Click here.

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