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Our friends at Music for Relief have been working to raise funds and help victims of natural disasters all over the world since 2005. To support recovery efforts for the families affected by the recent Moore, Oklahoma tornado, they've teamed up with Linkin Park to give one lucky supporter the chance the win a trip to LA to hang with Linkin Park in the studio.
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Types of Community Growth

How you persuade new members to join a community isn't as interesting as why you are persuading new members to join a community. Making a community bigger won't necessarily make it better. In fact, evidence suggests that making a community bigger will decrease the level of participation. It gets noisier, harder to follow and less personable than it used to be.
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Ning is excited to announce that its partnership with BandPage, the most authoritative, up-to-date content in the music world. Bands can now create a custom fan community in minutes, combining publishing, community and their BandPage content in a way never before seen.
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Chris Wiltsee, Senior Director of Business Development at BandPage, takes a moment to chat with us about music marketing and offer further context for the BandPage + Ning integration.
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Meet Daniel Kerr, COO of AdjusterPro and founder of Well-Adjusted, a community of insurance claims adjusters. In this interview, Daniel discusses the ins and outs of cultivating a community of practice in a tight niche and shares bits of wisdom along the way.
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Too many communities focus on advice or industry news when they should be focused on community people and activities. The best content for any online community is content about the community. Here are 20 content ideas you can use.
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Publish content that your community will love, and you may never be a victim of writer's block again. This sounds like a paradox, but it is the reality of creating a terrific content strategy. In Content and Community, Richard Millington offers advice on the types and frequency of content that you should be developing for your community.
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Are you a Professional or an Amateur?

These are actors (thankfully), but with Community Manager being such a new career path, there are those self-proclaimed experts that are just a load of talk at the end of the day. Fortunately, they are vastly outnumbered by the awesome, talented, always learning, always sharing community managers that make up the majority.
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