TheCR Network

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TheCR Network provides exclusive resources, research and support to community professionals looking to level up their skills and broaden their professional network.

Think of TheCR Network as a private coach who makes you smarter and provides you with regular reinforcement as you do the hard work of driving organizational change. Maybe you don’t have an internal team that really understands what you are trying to do or you have internal champions, but not enough time and resources to really make an impact. You might even have the team and resources, but want to keep an eye on industry trends and best practices.

No matter what the reason is or the stage of the community journey you are in, TheCR Network provides immediate support and actionable insights to make a difference today.

Benefits of Membership

  1. Save time – With access to exclusive research, reports, templates and worksheets you’ll hit the ground running on new initiatives or finally take your community projects to the next level.
  2. Save money – Don’t reinvent the wheel – unlimited access to the resources in TheCR Network helps scale your efforts at a fraction of the cost of adding staff or 3rd party consultants.
  3. Build your network – With over 200 members representing companies like Nike, Aetna, CA Technologies, Rackspace, Google, Walgreens and more, you’ll learn from and network with the leading community practitioners in the world.

Learn how our community manager connects with new members.

Have a question for Hillary about TheCR Network? Email her now.

Still having trouble imagining the value you’d get out of joining TheCR Network?

Check out these sample resources and member-focused assets to get just a taste of what is inside the Network!

Roundtable Reports

One of the cornerstones of TheCR Network is an ongoing series of expert-led roundtable calls. All members have unlimited access to these live events (held weekly) and a complete archive of past calls. Check out this Roundtable Summary and see what you’re missing.

Download a sample Roundtable summary “How to Find Community & Social Talent Using an Assessment Model.”

Note: Membership provides access to the complete archive of Roundtable Reports (200+ and growing each week).

Sample Roundtable Summary Report

Members-Only Forums

One of the greatest challenges for many community managers is a feeling of isolation in their role. If you work as part of a general marketing, communications, HR or IT team, you might struggle to find internal allies to brainstorm or collaborate with. The members-only forums inside TheCR Network provide an intangible and invaluable resource in the form of hundreds of community experts – all tuned in and eager to help.

Check out this case study highlighting the power of the forums in TheCR Network.

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TheCR Library

TheCR Library is a collection of hundreds of resources available exclusively to our members. It includes research, resource bundles, case studies, conference resources and roundtable reports.

While members leverage all these assets regularly the resource bundles are particularly popular and include curated content from TheCR and beyond to help you with specific topics. Two of the most used resource bundles are the “Metrics & Measurement” bundle (a collection of resources to explore as you report the value of your community program) and the “Building a Community Team” bundle. Use this collection of resources to assist you to build, grow or move your community team within your organization.

Resource Bundles

Member Spotlights

Each month we host a webinar featuring a member of the Network. In addition to this on-going series of member-focused events we provide peer-matching programs, help placing members in relevant and exciting speaking engagements and expert concierge services at no additional cost.

Access the entire Community Manager Spotlight series here.

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TheCR Network is the leading community for business leaders exploring the opportunities and challenges that come from applying new media and communications approaches to their organizations.

Membership in TheCR Network is $1,495 annually (team pricing available) and includes unlimited access to all programs, events, research and other exclusive benefits.

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Interested in joining, but need to show the benefits to your boss? Download our Justification Letter and personalize it for your specific need.

We are always happy to chat with teams and/or provide references from community managers. Just ask!

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