www.Kiva360.com is a great resource, per Deon's question. It's smaller than
Ning. Instead of the nickel-and-diming, and hundreds & thousands of dollars
that Ning ultimately charges via its al a carte menu, www.Kiva360.com
charges its admission up front. It's pretty full-featured, and it is
discounted for non-profits. Reach out to Kevin McCann
who has developed Kiva360.com from Intellectual
Property developed at $4 million cost in the Philadelphia Science Center.
Kiva360.com is a Social Media / Private Network. Unlike Facebook.com where
your profile is "Universal," in the sense that it's there for everyone you
connect to like family, friends, co-workers, clients, old drinking buddies,
school classmates, neighbors, focused Affinity Groups is the principal
market Kiva360.com serves. (Name Kiva is based on Anasazi Indian culture.
Anasazi and the early Pueblo peoples inhabited the Mesa Verde area where
Cliff Dwelling abound. Their sacred, or ceremonial, ritual or community
room in the Cliff Dwellings was called a Kiva. And 360, as in a circle or
network, of course is obvious.)
For a local Financial Services client, we're now developing a program using
Kiva360.com to create a community of people of wealth who want to
participate in discussions (e.g., non-US equities, currencies, market
trends), follow RSS feeds, converge to IRL (In Real Life) gatherings, write
& read Blogs, etc, etc, all using the www.Kiva360.com profile as the
building block for Horizontal (e.g., Geography) and Vertical (e.g.,
Interest) groups. After the initial setup investment, over time, we can
organize and support this network for about $2/profile/year.
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Subject: [PRMindshare] Community of Practice
Is Ning the best for setting up a Community of Practice?
A Group of delegates from my last Stakeholder Reputation seminar have
requested me to set up a COP. Should I use Ning or just a yahoogroup?
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