"In my twelve years of knowing and working with Casey, I have found him to be a rare breed of executive who can seamlessly transition from tactical, detail-oriented discussions on issues ranging from operations and finance to strategic, out-of-the-box meetings on technology, product, and distribution. Moreover, his comments are always on target. I have seen him take concepts and ideas that were considered "far out" only to find the naysayers falling into the fold (i.e. Merisel's push into mass-market channels of distribution, creating "communities" for large and small businesses). Casey is also a man of great integrity and enthusiasm. His passion is a tremendous motivating force for large and small teams of people who are pushing forward products and ideas."

Keith Newman

EVP, Onechannel.net

KMunity is proud to announce SOHO Community Symposiums

About KMunity

(say Community... KM=Knowledge Management, unity= well, you know...)

Kmunity, Inc. is a consulting practice specializing in community initiatives, distribution channel strategies and organizational development for large-scale enterprises and technology companies. Founded in 1998 by  Casey Hughes, Kmunity has helped numerous clients establish community initiatives effective at empowering learning organizations, channel relationships and communities of practice.

For more details call (310) 457-2146, Join Casey in a Live Chat or Email Us.

(Online) Community Development

We help clients build community (internally and externally) by qualifying best technologies (Chat, Discussion Boards, Instant Messaging (IM), VoIP, etc.), integrating them into their web initiatives, then incorporating the social aspects (defining and deploying online Hosts, Facilitators, Advisors, Mentors, Metrics, etc.). My basic premise is that Community is about communicating... with your employees (internally) and with your stakeholders (externally... aka customers, alliance partners, vendors, etc.). As the book "Cluetrain Manifesto" concludes, markets ARE conversations. One then could conclude that Communities are Markets. We focus on facilitating open and honest conversation among our clients stakeholders.

Distribution Channels

If community is the process for engaging constituents into open and honest dialog (conversation), then Channels defines WHO these conversations should be comprised of/with. It is the process whereby we help clients select the most effective methods for bringing their products and/or services to markets. It is also referred to as Business Development, but that generally happens once a true "channel map" has been defined. Given the internet, channels are no longer linear "tiers" but non-linear webs.

Organizational Development

In my experience I have found the greatest barrier to achieving meaningful results lies in the fact that most organizations STILL do not work well together, often actually against each other. As I am most interested in helping clients achieve true community interactions with their stakeholders, it MUST begin with a process of internal community development. An organization must *be* a community to participate in one effectively.

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