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What is the right moment to start a crowdfunding campaign?

I am an editor of a online journal that is meant to be a social hub for the secular humanist, atheists, brights, freethinkers, and alike in Israel. The site is in Hebrew, and we have a Facebook page ...
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How can I run a remote open space?

I have participated in several open space events at technical conferences, and I found them to be effective for getting people to loosen up and learn and contribute. I conduct frequent technical ...
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Examples of majority rule/mob rule communities that have succeed long term and don't degrade to lowest common denominator?

A recent episode of The Orville - Majority Rule - had an interesting premise: the entire society's laws were voted on by everyone all the time. The majority vote wins and that is how laws are created ...
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What forms of guerrilla marketing can be effective when building a community on the web?

I read a lot about small hacks that can help when gaining traction with very small budget. Some of the most commons strategies are: Profile signature in related forums. No cost, but some forums have ...
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Google Plus “!” account bots

I am a moderator on a Google Plus community and we have accounts that start with an "!" and some nonsense after it. Does anyone know where these come from and how to deal with them (in addition than ...
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How to bring people only “interested” by an event to come to it?

I am organising swing dancing parties in a big city in UK. It used to be free and hosted inside a house. It brought around ten people at each event. We mostly communicate on Facebook. The reached ...
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Ways to notify interested autistic contacts of next meetings

I manage a mensual meeting on a very specific subject (HIQ and autistic spectrum), in a western megapole of 10 million people. Approximatively 40 people have come to one of my 20 activities organized ...
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What are the alternatives to using Meetup.com for managing an in-person community?

I have built a successful group for B2B sales professionals that now spans several cities. I started on Meetup.com and for a time it was helpful in getting the group launched. Now that we are ...
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Strategies for keeping multiple platforms in sync?

I have a small video web site (hosted with Wordpress), a subreddit, a YouTube channel and Twitter. Once and a while one of my videos got some attention on reddit and I'm having trouble keeping my ...
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How to incentivise users to contribute data back to my community

I trying to build community x, which is kind of a stack exchange for domain y. At the center of this community would be data pertaining to domain y. However, in order to get the data, I need users to ...
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If we're trying to attract attention to a specific event, how much should messaging focus on only the event?

My synagogue is holding a food festival in a couple months to raise money. For budget reasons, the planners want to do advertising exclusively on social media (as opposed to, say, newspapers or ...
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How to create an organised association that is project oriented?

A group of youngsters (age average of 20 years ) would like to establish an organisation that makes projects into reality. The question would be : What kind of structure would be the best to manage ...
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How to crowdfund for Solar Nonprofit to garnish funds to initiate first project

I am the founder of a nonprofit organization trying to achieve our first project of installing photovoltaic solar panels in our city's largest public high school energy spender. Garnishing funds is ...
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How to estimate one's facebook reach by its likes and shares?

Are there any existing models how to estimate / calculate the reach of a facebook post (not my own) by its interactions (likes / shares) and the likes of the page in general? Certainly the reach will ...
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When and how can an Internet community survive on its own, with little to no moderation intervention?

I remember such situation in an online multiplayer game. The game had servers associated with different sites providing login. Of course, the largest server was the one associated with Facebook. But ...

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