Director of Networks at The Community Roundtable
Online Publishing | Ithaca, New York Area, US
Community building is not a trend, but the central way that people live, thrive and organize. As social technology revolutionizes business, healthcare, education and social justice we are leveraging the power of community and relationships to help organizations and businesses work more effectively and efficiently.
As community manager at The Community Roundtable, a peer network of community and social business practitioners, I have a unique view of the fundamental cultural changes taking place and the logistical imperatives that professionals and orgs face in the current social environment.
As community manager I work closely with members to connect them with appropriate resources and ensure they are receiving value from the network. Some of my responsibilities include:
-new member onboarding and making appropriate introductions
-organize and facilitate member programming which includes weekly virtual Roundtable calls with industry experts and practitioners
-drive, track and analyze member engagement
-collaborate with our marketing and research team to ensure the needs of our members are represented across our organization
Bottom line: I drive programming, encourage relationships and collaboration, and create and curate applicable resources.
My personal social justice attention lies in the maternal health sector. Part of the growing health 2.0 movement, maternal health is positioned to benefit from effective organizing since maternal death is the greatest health inequity of the 21st century.* Here in the US we spend $98 billion on hospital bills related to childbirth and yet women in the US are more likely to die of pregnancy related complications than in 49 other countries, including nearly all European countries, Canada and several countries in Asia and the Middle East.**
* Population Issues in the 21st Century: The Role of the World Bank. The World Bank, Washington, DC 2007. http://bit.ly/Wkrtb3
**Amnesty International: Deadly Delivery http://bit.ly/iD3rda