Category: Community

23 Apr

When I’m the best version of myself…

When I’m the best version of myself, I’m at peace with myself, my progress, and the world around me. With Myself – I love who I am and who I will be, and I’m at peace with who I was. I embrace my strengths and acknowledge my weaknesses. I can be by myself, with only […]

05 Mar

Building a Community on Meetup.com? Make Sure You Collect Emails

Community No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

You may or may not have noticed that Meetup.com was down for almost a week due to a Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack floods a site with a massive amount of fake traffic that essentially overloads the servers to the point where no one can load a page. While it’s sad to […]

11 Feb

[Cross Post] 3 Reasons Why Student Affairs Departments Should Reach Out To The Community

A friend works at a public school here in NYC and asked me if I’d be willing to be a judge for their Science Fair, to which I happily said. “Yes!” As a judge, I graded the students on a series of skills regrading their presentation. I, like most of the judges, was an outsider […]

28 Aug

Hindsight – 08/28/11 – Friends Who Volunteer

This morning our friend Lauren texted us to see if we were up for helping set up a new Irene evacuation shelter they were opening near Union Sq. It makes sense that there would be need for a massive number of volunteers across the city, but neither Annie or I had heard anything about it […]

22 Jun

My Community Engagement Thesis [IMAGE]

Below is a picture of me walking two business owners through how to create, increase, and measure community engagement within their business. It’s a collumination of seven years of hands on work in the area and I have to say, it feels so damn good to have it connect together as well as it does. […]

19 May

Creative Ideas V.1

I use this blog to process my own thoughts, keep a record of my life for my future family, share my story with others, and archive interesting ideas/tools/websites/vides/etc I come across. With that, I’m starting a new segment called ‘Creative Ideas’ in which I’ll occasionally share creative ideas that stuck out to me.  1) Groupon […]

26 Apr

Your Strategic Network

Harvard Business Review writers Linda Hill & Kent Lineback recently wrote an article titled “The Three Networks You Need.” Here’s a quick overview of each network: Your Operational Network – People you lean on to complete your day-to-day work within your job role. Your Developmental Network – People you lean on for emotional support. Your […]

07 Mar

Weak Ties vs Strong Ties

James Fowler’s keynote address at the #ACUI11 conference last week stirred up quite a discussion after he made the claim that online relationships had little influence over behavior. As expected, our friends in the #SAchat community quickly expressed concern for the statement through the Twitter backchannel and afterwards in the hotel lobby as they’ve experienced […]

18 Feb

How to Ruin a Twitter Conversation (cc #nacachat)

Community, Twitter Only 5 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Take a look at the two conversations below: What do you notice instantly? If your eyes are functioning properly you should notice that one is filled with a collection of different people and one is almost entirely filled by one person…or company in this case. My biggest fear in starting #SAchat is that companies would come in […]

18 Jan

Relationships Matter at Linkedin

LinkedIn’s Google tag line is “Relationships Matter.” They say they are about helping you strengthen the relationships within your existing network.  Today I received this email from LinkedIn: From an engagement perspective, three things jump out to me in this email… Relationship Strength – I’ve met everyone on the list IRL (in real life). This […]