Dear Community Manager,

Today is your day.

Today is your day to take responsibility.

Today is your day to stop thinking tactically and own a seat at the strategic table.

Today is your day because no one is going to hand you your dream role on a silver platter.

Today is your day to own what community management means to you, your organization and your community.

Today is your day to keep beating the drum and show your organization how the fluffy side of engagement aligns with business goals and objectives.

Today is your day to share the stories of community members with folks in your legal, human resources and IT departments.

Today is your day to understand and embody the needs, challenges and desires of those you represent.

Today is your day to begin mapping connections between the organization and the community to find gaps and opportunities for monitoring, observation and engagement.

Today is your day to educate your organization about what it means to be a community manager through your actions.

Today is your day to be what the community needs you to be at the time they need you to be it.

Don’t squander away the this day or any day. Own today for all todays.

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  • http://twitter.com/MikeGRad6 MikeGRad6

    Great post Lauren! Hope all is well and happy community managers day!

    I would add “this is your day to lay off the energy drinks” but that does seem silly now that I’ve written it down. :)

    Michael Girard
    Community Engagement, Radian6

    • http://rootreport.com Lauren

      Tsk, Tsk, Mike – the day is just beginning for an energy drink!

    • http://rootreport.com Lauren

      Tsk, Tsk, Mike – the day is just beginning for an energy drink!

    • http://rootreport.com Lauren

      Tsk, Tsk, Mike – the day is just beginning for an energy drink!

  • http://www.infinitelearners.com/ Hillary

    Love this Lauren.

    • http://rootreport.com Lauren

      Thank you! 

  • http://sleepyblogger.com/ Robyn Tippins

    Favorite is the last one, making sure people know how important community is to an org is vital.  It assures our job security and it’s how we get additional resources.  Educating w/hard numbers is even better!

    • http://rootreport.com Lauren

      Completely agree, Robyn! Numbers are possible…we have to be responsible for mapping those connections.

  • http://blog.hootsuite.com/ HootSuite.com

    Enjoyed the manifesto and will include in my #CMAD roundup post at: http://blog.hootsuite.com/community-manager-day-cmad/

    @daveohoots:twitter 

  • http://blog.hootsuite.com/ HootSuite.com

    Enjoyed the manifesto and will include in my #CMAD roundup post at: http://blog.hootsuite.com/community-manager-day-cmad/

    @daveohoots:twitter 

  • http://marieconnelly.com/ Marie Connelly

    Such a great post, Lauren! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://dayngrzone.blogspot.com/ Dayngr

    This is so wonderful & inspiring! Love it. I think I’ll print it and frame it and hang it in my office. Can I get a signed copy? ;)

    Trish, Community Manager @Radian6

  • Melanie Thompson

    This is an awesome and inspiring post Lauren! Today is the day indeed! I need to go to work every day with this attitude. Thanks for the reminder. =)

  • http://good-vitamin-b17.blogspot.com/ Vitamin B17

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