In 2010, Jeremiah Owyang declared every 4th Monday in January as “Community Manager Appreciation Day.” This day is meant to recognise and celebrate efforts of group managers/facilitators around the world. Wikipedia.
It’s pretty awesome that community management/facilitation is now seen as an important role and that it gets its own special day.
As we all know, there are quite a few community managers/facilitators out there on the Knowledge Hub in Local Government and the wider Public Sector
@sueontheweb says “A Community Facilitator is part detective, part sociologist, part bouncer, part concierge, part tough guy/woman, part big softie”
The role of the facilitator is tough, they have a multiply roles and sometimes can be classed as Jack of all trades and if you had the chance to look inside the mind of a community facilitator that’s what it would look like.
They very rarely get a thank you or even ask for one, for the time and effort that they put into to making the community a success. They are the unsung heroes on the Knowledge Hub
So if you have a moment please say thank you to your community facilitator.
How can you do that you ask.
Well you can direct message them.
You can send them a thank you card (Today is out first thank you cards)
You can write a blog post highlighting the fabulous work done by your group facilitator
You can mention them on twitter using the hashtag #cmad
You can make them a cup of tea (or something similar)
You can get them a cake (or something similar).
You can phone them up and have a chat and say thank you.
It’s really up to you. But please take a moment to say thank you to the hard work that your group facilitators does with your group.
You can copy and paste the image below into a direct message to say thank you.
View Tuesdays Postscard - You can facilitate my community any day
View Wednesdays Postacard - Without you I wouldn't have found…… -
View Thursdays Postcard - You helped me find the right people to talk to
View Fridays Postcard - Thank you, for making me feel part of the community