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Metrics can paint a vivid picture about whether your existing, active members are more or less engaged in the community, and they can highlight anything that might be a cause for concern. If you want to answer questions about how healthy your community is, begin by gathering data. Join us October 1st at 11am Pacific time to find out how to capture and interpret the data that will tell you if you have a healthy community.
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Unleash The Power of Groups on Ning 3.0

We are excited to announce the all new Groups feature for Ning 3.0. Groups have always been an effective way of creating spaces in your community for more targeted conversations, and now you can do so much more! Hit the jump to see some of our favorite examples and learn more about the redesigned Groups feature.
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We're excited to announce a free course for Ning Network Creators developed in collaboration with FeverBee, a top community management consultancy. In the course, you'll learn the skills, knowledge, and resources to build a thriving community. This self-paced course, which contains 10 lessons, covers the objectives of a community, understanding your audience, recruiting your first members, creating thriving discussions, developing content and facilitating exciting events. At the end of each lesson, you'll find a list of specific action points. These are elements that you can directly apply to your community efforts.
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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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